......and Lake Michigan, are fantastic!
I loved the view of the historic Navy Pier, where I had so much fun a few days before!
On a clear day it is even possible to see four surrounding states! It is exciting to walk around the enclosed observation deck and see the views and points of interest from North, South, East, and West
I took this photo of a new feature that was almost finished in a portion of the observation windows. It is called "Tilt" and allows eight people at a time to stand in the special mechanized window which tilts forward and outward for a few seconds.
The following YouTube video shows the experience:
Would you try it?
As part of the admission ticket we bought to go to the Hancock #60 Observation deck, was a free return night time visit. Since our hotel was conveniently located very close by, my husband and I were able to do this after dinner that evening.
It was nice to see the day time views lit up for night! Everything looked very magical!
When I lived in New York City I was a frequent visitor of the all Italian specialty store and food hall called Eataly, located in Manhattan (see those blog posts here, here, and here) Early one morning I had the opportunity to take a walk over to the new Chicago Eataly, located at 43 East Ohio Street! The store was almost an exact replica of the NYC's Eataly, with a few exceptions. I picked up a couple "hard to find" dried pastas to bring back home with me, and wished I could have bought more. It would be a dream come true if an Eataly store opened here in Denver, Colorado, but for now I will have to look into Eataly's mail order services, to see if the products I miss the most are available that way.
Of course, no visit to Chicago is complete without enjoying one of the city's fabulous restaurants and this trip my husband and I were able to enjoy a dinner at Shaw's Crab House, located at 21 East Hubbard Street.Chicago. The decor, service and food were impeccable! We enjoyed a cold seafood appetizer for two, and I had sauteed soft shell crabs served with a jicama, papaya and avocado relish, and my husband had a Parmesan crusted haddock, with sauteed spinach and lemon butter as our entrees. We shared a delicious berry encrusted cheesecake slice.
I hope everyone is having a very enjoyable summer. My family recently returned from a week vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, where we all rented a beach house and enjoyed the surf, sights of wild horses and dolphins, and gorgeous sunsets. Come back soon to see my next post and find out what very special family event we were celebrating!
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