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Random Tuesday: Chicago Random

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Random Tuesday, My Lovelies!  I hope your week is going well so far.  Today in honor of the Chicago Cubs I want to share with you our favorite places to visit in Chicago.

We *love* games at Wrigley Field.  We are the most devoted Cubbies fan!  Here are Mr. Art @ Home and the girls outside Wrigley Field before this season's Game 6 against the Colorado Rockies.

Go, Cubs, Go!
Go, Cubs, Go!
Hey, Chicago!
What do you say?
Cubs are gonna win today!!!

First of all, we like to stay at the Palmer House hotel because it's close to my Mother Ship, The Art Institute of Chicago.  We like to fly into Midway and take the L straight to the hotel.

After checking in, I like to immediately walk to the Art Institute of Chicago.  When we visited in April, we saw the Van Gogh's Bedrooms exhibit.

Van Gogh painted three versions of this bedroom.  This version was loaned from the Musée d'Orsay.

Shelley's favorite art at the museum is Marc Chagall's "America Windows."  We were also able to see the reinstallation of Chagall's "White Crucifixion."

After spending most of the day at the museum we enjoy visiting the Bean at Millennium Park.

The girls enjoy Wicker Park.  A lot.

The coolest coffee shop on the planet is in Wicker Park:  The Wormhole.

All the walking makes us hungry!

We love starting our day with a continental breakfast at Goddess and the Baker.

Our favorite place for dinner:  Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company.  They make the best pizzas that are part pizza, part potpie.  L@@K:

I hope you enjoyed my mini tour of Chicago!  If Chicago were in the South I'd live there!  It's my favorite city to visit, and I really would love to visit this week and go to a game or two of the World Series.

Go Cubbies Go!

In honor of the Cubbies spectacular season, the Art Institute is flying the W flag and the lions are sporting Cubbies caps.  LOVE this!

Until next time...

Hey, Chicago....what do you say?  Cubs are gonna win today!
Ricki Jill


  1. Chicago is one of our favorite cities too. Living as close as we do it is just a little more than a 3 hour drive, we are to frequently visit. Chicago has so many things to see and adventure, one of our favorites is Navy Pierre but that is because we had a magical evening there a few months before our wedding. I don't thibe I could live there due to the traffic, it is horrid.

    I love how you too love the Cubs. Go Cubs Go!!!

  2. We love, love, LOVE Chicago! The architectural boat tours are always so much fun, and the Crate and Barrel? To. Die. For.
    One of my very good friends was a huge Cubbies fan, and though I lived near Cleveland for several years, I am cheering on the Cubs for her. She would have loved to see this, and we all promised we would cheer in her stead if she couldn't. Go, Cubbies!!

  3. I most certainly did enjoy this tour RJ! It also made me hungry too, the pizza looks delicious, or pot pie, either:)
    We saw this Van Gogh at Musée d'Orsay and some others in an exhibit at the High. What a wonderful way to spend family time, everyone is having a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great post. My grandgirls love Chicago, too....especially The BEAN! Loved your post today and now i want pizza! xo Diana

  5. Fun, Fun my friend.
    Go Cubs ... are the dogs dressed up tonight?

  6. I'll be rooting for the Cubs tonight Ricki Jill, I just wish I had some of that pizza/pot pie to nosh on too!

  7. I have been wanting to go to Chicago for years now...trying to rally the troops to join me!


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