Chicago Area in August

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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4 thoughts on “Chicago Area in August

  1. Nice, when do you have time for all the photography? I am going to L.A. next week and hope to do a lot of photography over there.


  2. As always, spectacular photos of Chicago and surrounding areas.  You visited quite a few interesting sites.  The storm that was brewing looked pretty ominous.  Good thing it didn’t turn into anything awful.  Again, thanks for sharing.

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