I’ve never been to a major league baseball game. We decided a trip to Wrigley Field would be the perfect spot to start…it’s all about the history. We did a tour of the ball park before the game, and what an interesting place! So much tradition is kept in tact here. Between the tour and the game, I felt like we were at a neighborhood game, not a major league event. It was great fun, especially since the Cubs won 🙂 The term “friendly confines” was coined by Ernie Banks, as it was always good to get home to Wrigley field after a road trip. The Cubs players, staff, and fans make it a friendly place too, confined in a classic Chicago neighborhood.
The median along Michigan Avenue is spruced up with great color…the entire downtown was the same, with flowers and plants everywhere. Chicago makes the most of the summer months, knowing what what’s in store during winter!
The “L” passing through above Wabash, but we could see it as we peered down VanBuren St. from Grant Park.
Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. The tall water spout shoots off every hour. On a windy day, you better watch where you’re walking!
Love this view of the Pritzker Pavilion!
Not sure where Millennium Park ends and Grant Park begins, but together they provide an expansive green space for 3 million urbanites to enjoy.
The Chicago River winds its way right through the center of downtown. The evening sun produced some pretty reflections.