Favorite Sites in Chicago

I love the “Windy City!” If you only had one day in Chicago, what would you want to see? The Sears Tower would be right at the top of my list. The view is fantastic!

The Natural History Museum is my all-time favorite Chicago museum, although Shedd Aquarium is a really fun place too.

Millennium Park is always wonderful, winter and summer!

But, we were going to meet up with Jonathan, who had flown in to Chicago on business. After living in Chicago for several years during graduate school, his very favorite place to visit became the Art Institute. So that’s where we spent most of the day!

Their latest exhibition is Marc Chagall’s American Windows. Don’t you love the vibrant colors?

My favorite pictures are those depicting the life of Christ, such as this extraordinary piece on the wedding feast at Cana.

Besides the Renaissance masters, I am quite a fan of Renoir and Monet.

In fact, I am so enthralled with flower gardens in general and Monet in particular that I sweet-talked Alan into taking me to Monet’s home in Giverny once when we were visiting France. The gardens there in spring surpass the paintings! No wonder Monet spent countless hours painting all the varying shades of sunlight, shadows, and seasons near his own home!

Jonathan really enjoys modern art, and although some of it is fascinating, there are also pieces that remind me of Bullwinkle painting a snowstorm in Frostbite Falls…like pure white?… What’s that all about???

After all was said and done, Alan and I concluded that the very best “site” to see was our beloved son! What fun to catch up with him after all these months while he’s been teaching out west at Moody in Spokane!

And what a great way to celebrate the first day of our 39th year!

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Psalm 107:8)