|Lake Shore Drive skirts downtown.|
|Lake Michigan on the east side of the drive.|
Getting to Wrigley Field through tight streets of multi-storied residents and little neighborhood shops now makes the previous stadium seem like a rural destination! It's also having some renovation done and feels like a huge monolith that was just dropped there. It's an impressive place. No easy parking so we drive around and check out what we can see.
|Quite possibly the most "interesting" thing we've seen anywhere are these bleachers on top of the building across the street from the stadium!!|
|The el train really says Chicago to me.|
|Congestion in every layer.|
|Only at the turns we want to make.|
|Peeks of city sights through security and crowd control.|
|At one of the many extended stops we come upon Agora. Created by a Polish artist who says she drew on her fear of crowds when creating these 106 headless statues. How appropriate today.|
|I'd love to take the architecture tour next time.|
|The Burberry building is beautiful, and very shiny!|
The next day we are ready to exchange urban for rural exploring. So different from the city sprawl of Los Angeles that covers every inch in every direction, 30 miles outside Chicago we're in huge country properties and acres of farmland.
|Kankekee State Park along the river of the same name. Very nice bike trails, electric-only campgrounds that would fit our 35' but not anything much bigger.|
|A world away from the 20 story condos of the city.|
|Rare round barn on a working farm.|
Like it knows it's the official kick-off to summer, Monday hits near triple digit temps with 45% humidity. I sleep late and we have a lazy day off the highway, in the air conditioning, preparing for our departure the next morning.