Saturday, March 24, 2012
Saint Patricks Day - Chicago Style!
After we took more pictures of a green river than anyone would ever need, we followed the masses of people down to where the parade was, but with time to spare before it got started - we visited the "bean" at Millennium Park, right off of Michigan Avenue. This was on Nicky's must see list - so I'm glad she got to see it. It is pretty cool and the area was very crowded.
We didn't actually make to the parade... silly, I know, but we found a perfect place for lunch with open door/patio type seating and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to drink some green beer, have some Chicago deep dish and people watch for a couple of hours... :-)
We even took a minute to give Brendan, my friend that passed away, a shout out - as this was "his" holiday.
We had a great time and it was so fun to spend it with my friends in a town that was packed with people that seemed to all be in great moods. The weather was perfect, the beer was cold, the food was delicious - and I got to check 'Driving in Chicago" off of my life list.