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January 18, 2017
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Hey There!  Let’s jump into what I’d love to share with you during my last day in Chicago.

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The weather was quiet warm…like 60 degrees warm, don’t need a heavy coat kinda warm, for our last day in Chicago.  We really wanted to change this visit up a bit and create a new adventure.  So we took a drive to the newest National Park in America; the planned community of Pullman and walked around.

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My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE participating in the Junior Ranger program and earning those badges.

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Our first stop and highlight on our walking tour for me was entering their historic Hotel Florence.  We just happen to walk up at the right time a park ranger was coming out of the entrance and asked if we wanted to look around on the first level.  He then proceeded to show us around and tell some amazing stories about this historic building that is normally closed to the public and undergoing some major renovations. How awesome is that!

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After our hotel tour we started walking and marveling at this community.

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How I would love to walk under that unique brick arch.

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The front porches below remind me of something I’d see in San Francisco.  Love the purple. Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5062Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5067 Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5063 Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5069 Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5070

 

The Pullman market stood there until a fire destroyed it way back when and the city didn’t have the funds to restore it.

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I had never seen a one-eyed cat so of course I had to snap a photo.

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Late pizza lunch at our favorite Chicago Pizza place. Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5073 Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5074 Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5075

Every year my sister-in-law hosts an business party and towards the end of the evening she let’s the kids come in and “crash” the party.  We take pleasure in telling the kids they’re the clean-up crew, just don’t embarrass us!

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Every year the party is held at the Omni, and as we were walking to the hotel we noticed the even in full swing across the street. These images were captured on my iPhone.

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Someone had to many smoothies! Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5082Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5083

One last “together” photo before the day is over. Kathryn Rose Images Eau Claire Photographer_5084

My Chicago book is almost done and I will send it off to the printer soon. I wanted the book to be a Christmas present for my SIL, but I know she’ll appreciate it when it does show up.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the warm temps coming our way!

xx ~K

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