Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Oh, you're FINALLY writing a new blog post?"

That's what Rick said when he saw me getting my pictures organized. Yes, I know, it's been a while since I updated -- busyness abounds... not as much time to post as I used to have...

So here are some pictures from our trip up to Chicago last weekend (unfortunately, I didn't get any Ghirardelli pictures -- but we DID stop in for ice cream on a chilly 35-degree day... :)):


We didn't see too many colorful trees while we were up there -- I think it was about a week or two away from "peak" season -- but I saw these few across from Eric's place...


We walked down to the Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday -- Eric is so lucky to live just a couple blocks from this place. He can walk out his front door and ten minutes later be standing next to a giraffe or a rhino... (or, he can walk the other direction and be drinking a latte at Starbucks... it's a win-win... :)) These were some kind of owls -- I thought they were rather cute and fluffy...


Melman from Madagascar! (I love that movie... yes, I know I'm a ten-year-old... :))


Big kitty...


Kitty on the move...


That's a monkey between two other monkeys -- they were like monkey contortionists... actually, I think the lighter-colored monkeys were grooming the darker one, but it looked rather uncomfortable...


I call this, "Contemplative Gorilla"...


The view from Eric's condo -- love his view of downtown...


On Sunday we headed to Shedd Aquarium. I didn't get too many great pictures in the aquarium, because it was dark, and there were a lot of "no flash pictures" signs (and fish move around so much that it's hard to get a decent still shot...). This thing was actually some kind of seahorse -- it looked like a plant, but it was alive and swimming...


I did use a flash for this frog -- it was so funny, just hanging there like that...


Beluga whales...


Chicago skyline...

Well, I'm off to finish some laundry and get dinner ready before tonight's Yankee playoff game -- GO YANKEES!!! :)

1 comment:

Bulldog said...

Nice pictures overall - although as a "down-stater", I can't figure out why anyone would want to live in Chicago.

BTW. The birds look like Tawny Frogmouths - at least from the black masks and the extra long middle toes.