I had to go to a conference today. (Woo hoo! A day away from the Hell-Hole!) Despite the fact that it was raining sideways, with 60 MPH winds, and a tornado watch going on this morning, I left my house anyway, and enjoyed (NOT!) my hour+ drive downtown. Thankfully, the closer I got to downtown, the less it was raining. I parked in the designated garage, and walked the many blocks to the Gleacher Center, where our meeting was being held. I took the elevator up to the 6th floor, signed in, and rushed to find a seat, as I was almost 30 minutes late. I put my bags down, then grabbed myself some breakfast. (Yum! An ‘everything’ bagel with veggie cream cheese, coffee, and a tasty glass of half orange/half cranberry juice [my own delightful combination!]) I settled in and took a minute to catch my breath. As I started to enjoy my breakfast, I actually looked around the room we were in, and THIS is what I saw...
To the west:
What a view, right? The beautiful Chicago River and part of our gorgeous skyline.
To the east:
I was trying to capture Lake Michigan through the buildings, but it was still far too hazy and overcast. You almost can’t tell where the water ends and the sky starts.
To the south:
This was directly outside our window.
OK, don’t yell at me, but I was taking pictures while driving again. I know, I know!! Sorry! But, come on! How many people get to see the beautiful Lake Michigan on their drive home? There are still a few sailboats left out there, which was surprising.
I always love this view of the front of The Field Museum from Lake Shore Drive.
Later, when we came out of the orthodontist’s office, THIS was what we saw!
I swear, it looks like I used some Photoshop trick, doesn’t it?
These are a little blurry, but the colors still are gorgeous. You should have seen how nervous and freaked out Stud was while I was taking these. Mostly because I told him to take the wheel while I snapped away!