Headed to Chi-town with K this weekend to catch up with family, friends, and the Reds. On the way, I saw one of the coolest technological advances I’ve seen in a while. It’s been exactly a year since I traveled up 65 to the Windy City. There used to be sporadic windmills along the highway. This time the road was packed with hundreds of them on each side.
They made me feel like I was very small and that I need to figure out my part on being more green.
Here… now they aren’t that big!
We arrived Thursday to OGs and took a few hops, skips, and jumps through Boys Town. We called it an early night since we had an early morning at Murphy’s ahead of us. We arrived and sat with this guy solely because of his shirt.
We had bleacher seats, so we went a wee bit early but were rewarded with free Cubs bags… for 2 non-Cubs fans. Our friends back home got some great gifts!
Did you know… At Wrigley, they have several “honorary” pitches and only one first pitch… and it’s from the real mound. I still enjoyed mine but this is how the big leagues do it!
Afterward, we hit up Wrigleyville like true tourists then crashed for our final event of the weekend. The Lincoln Park Zoo. I had never been and it was free! We decided it was a much better cultural event than a $50 museum ticket indoors. They had all the usual animals but I still get excited to see each of them. The female lion…
Chimps, who I think were deep in communication about their plans for the day…
Baby Monkey (Yes, those that just sung that instead of reading it, you can thank me later.)
Gorilla, who I think was just chillin’ saying, “Why are all the people staring at me? I’m not doing anything!”
A brown bear whose tongue hangs out, but according to the zoo sign, she’s able to eat and survive just fine after her jaw surgery.
These types of signs were next to any cages that had animals that seemed to have some ailment. I assume it is a result of the zoo getting tired of overly concerned zoo-goers questions.
Every polar bear I have ever seen has had a pattern in the cage. This one did a square in the pool by pushing off the sides. Poor thing.
And finally, some of the cutest of the day… Meerkats! I couldn’t get enough of how they sit.
Even in a log!