Snapshot Sunday: Navy Pier

A Chi-town classic: Navy Pier.  Being able to see the lights from our hotel room tempted us, and we decided to go out and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the pier.  It was a beautiful night on Lake Michigan and it would have been a crime to miss it and take a taxi.  So we walked.  My dad, "Sacagawea" as we later lovingly dubbed him, wanted to find the shortest way possible - which turned a nice half hour stroll into a seriously sketchy walking-so-fast-you're-almost-running type of walk (during which I'm pretty sure we witnessed a drug deal).

To his credit though, it was indeed shorter and we did arrive safely to the lights of Navy Pier, where we had a great time oohing and ahhing over the fireworks and seeing the whole pier from the top of the ferris wheel.

Needless to say, we took the entire half hour walk back, which was just fine by me.


  1. Wow! I was just in Chi-town this weekend? Were you there? We only saw the Navy Pier on the boat tour during the day. Did you know that the one condo high building by the pier is the only one built there due to a loophole and built on a landfill? Totally weird.

    1. Nope, I actually went back in the summer of 2010, so this is a throwback! I love Chicago and would absolutely love to take a trip longer than a weekend - what's your favorite thing to do in the Windy City? And that's interesting - and weird!

    2. Well, my whole reason for going was to check off something on my bucketlist. I wanted to watch a game at Wrigley Field and just experience it. So, my brother and I decided to go see our team (Astros) play the Cubs at Wrigley. And we won. So, that was my favorite part of the trip.

      Although, the beers were great. I tried a Robert the Bruce by Three Floyds and loved it.

      Sears Tower was cool with all of the views, but I didn't like the ledge thing. Way too scary and I couldn't look down when I was on it.