We traveled to Chicago in August to see friends and for our 50th College Reunion ( I will spare you photos of that event). We visited friends near Earlville, IL – about an hour west of Chicago. The flat corn and soybean farms provided a dramatic backdrop for a rain storm moving in. We toured some of the country south of their farm as far south as Streator, IL An enjoyable hour or two was spent on a tour of the storybook Weber house and garden. A trip to Chicago would not be complete without a trip to downtown Chicago and Navy Pier. From the suburb of Villa Park, we travelled by the Metro train downtown and then took a water taxi on the Chicago River to Navy Pier. The river and lake were full of tourist boats. After lunch we took a two hour sail on the Windy sail boat out in Lake Michigan.
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