Chicago (Again)

I think I mentioned that both of my daughters lived in Chicago.  Our youngest graduated this past weekend from DePaul with her masters degree.  Of course, we had to go up and celebrate this big event.  Here are some pictures of our fun times in Chicago.  Many thanks to my sister and her husband, June and Bill, our friend, Carol and our daughter’s boyfriend, Dan for joining us in our celebration.

We had a great weekend and she moved back to Cincinnati so we will be seeing her a bit more now!


We went to Chicago over Easter weekend this year.  It just happened that Loyola basketball was in the final four championship game.  They were a number 11 seed that made it to the final four.  Sadly, they lost that game, but we all figured that the 98 year old chaplain, Sister Jean, was the reason that they made it that far:)

Our girls bought us tickets to see the show Hamilton.  I’ve heard so many good reviews on this show and was really excited to see it.  It was really great and my girls, who had seen it multiple times already, said that it was one of the best performances that they had seen.  I am not a history buff, but this show was very good and between my girls and my husband they filled me in on any history that I needed to know.  It is such a great show so if you get a chance to see it in your city, I would recommend that you go.

Frank Lloyd Wright had quite a number of homes in the Oak Park area so we went there one day and did a walking tour of that area.  Here are just a few pictures of his houses.  They are incredible.

While in the Oak Park area, we found Two Brothers Brewery and ate lunch there.  It was very good and they also have a coffee and tea bar.

We went to Easter Sunday mass at the Cathedral downtown.  I believe the name was the Holy Name Cathedral.  It was a beautiful church.

Of course, we had to have Easter brunch at one of my favorite gluten free restaurants, Wheat’s End.  What’s an Easter brunch without mimosas??

I’m going to end this post with a lego picture of the Chicago skyline.  I just cannot imagine the amount of hours that went into creating this.