If one were to take a first-time trip to Chicago, who would choose that time to be in December? Me, of course. But what better way to experience a new city than to do it when there are fewer tourists around? And while it was cold, and yes windy, at time, it certainly wasn’t unbearable. Walking down Michigan avenue my first night found the city to be very much in the holiday spirit.
As a baseball fan (maybe not as long-suffering as Cub fans), checking out Wrigley field, even if just the outside , was a thrill. It’s pretty quiet around the ballpark this time of year but one can sense the aura of excitement that fills the area on game day.
Of the many iconic images of Chicago, one of the more recent ones is Cloud Gate, or commonly referred to as “The Bean.” Located in Millennium Park, within the Chicago Loop, one can easily reflect (pun intended) on the surroundings that make this a world-class city.
Under “The Bean”