Magnificent Mile….pick 25 & 26 of 52 adventures in Chicago

hampton inn downtown chicago, chicago motor club, holabird & root

Once again it’s been awhile since I’ve had a day to myself to shoot or pick one of those adventure cards. Since it was supposed to be ridiculously cold I didn’t so much “pick” a card as I strategically choose two cards! The first was the Magnificent Mile and the second was Walk and Shop. […]

Chinatown…pick 22 of 52 Adventures in Chicago!

chinatown chicago

After my last rained out attempt at taking the water taxi down to Chicago’s Chinatown I ventured out again today with my little girl for a little exploring and our first taste of bubble tea! Avery always loves taking any form of public transportation so she was in luck with our trek on the bus, […]

Let's Go Cubbies! Pick 21 of 52 Adventures in Chicago

wrigley field chicago

You might remember that this little deck of cards, 52 Adventures in Chicago, is one of the main factors that pushed me to start blogging about a year and a half ago. We had just moved back to Chicago and these cards started as way to get me out shooting the city while, hopefully, making […]

Buildings, Buildings, Buildings…pick 19 or our 52 adventures!

chicago skyline

Since Miss Avery had off of school today we decided to embark on one of our adventures. We drew the buildings card, which basically covers the the tallest buildings in Chicago. Since attention spans are limited, theirs, and mine with the constant chasing I do with Declan, we only managed the Sears Tower…oops, I mean, […]

Greet a Chicagoan…pick 18 of our 52 adventures in Chicago!

palmer house hilton

Who knew there was a Chicago Greeter Program! This really is a good find…it’s free, it can be planned in advance (if you’re a visiting guest to Chicago) or better yet, you can just drop in last minute for a tour of our amazing city through the Instagreeter program! There are various neighborhoods within the […]

Inspired Art…pick 17 or our 52 adventures in Chicago!

buckingham fountain, grant park, chicago skyline

What a great summer night for a girls night out with my very own little girl! We wandered around the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute, which I’ve been wanting to get to since it first debuted months ago, and here we are finally making it on it’s closing weekend! Lucky for us, the museum […]

Farm to City…pick 15 of our 52 adventures in Chicago!

green city marekt chicago

Two days in a row with a visit to the farmers market! Yesterday was the market outside the Museum of Contemporary Art, because I’ve been itching to see the Skyscraper exhibition. Go see it if you haven’t, it’s excellent, and if you’re an Illinois resident it’s free on Tuesdays! Then today we made a stop […]

Lakefront Fun…pick 14 of our 52 adventures in Chicago!

navy pier ferris wheel chicago

We spent the afternoon as tourists reacquainting ourselves with Navy Pier in the summertime! As much as I think this place is an enormous tourist trap, Avery can’t get enough of all the fun activities and sights here. Luckily it cooled off a bit, though not nearly enough for me. We grabbed a quick lunch […]

Windy City Summer…pick 13 of our 52 adventures in Chicago!

mary bartelme park chicago

Ah, summer in the city…so much to do, how to choose?! My summers are quite different than they once were. Pre-kids they were filled with street fests, outdoor beer gardens, al fresco dining and movies in Grant Park. Now they’re filled with camps, bike rides, pooltime in the backyard, and many, many trips to the […]

Kids in the Park…pick 12 of our 52 adventures in Chicago!

lincoln park pavilion, studio gang architects

Lincoln Park is such a beautiful park and jammed packed with things to do! We only covered the south end and the Lincoln Park Zoo, spending the afternoon trying to get some pictures of my little guy (he’s already 18 months old!) and checking out the zoo animals. We even happened upon a fun juggling […]