Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Abbie visits South Holland, Illinois--Part One

We have been thoroughly enjoying our visit to Uncle Paul, Aunt Noi, and Grandma's house (MIL) in South Holland this week!  

Here's Abbie's getting spoiled in her souvenior sweater she got today. She's a happy camper and has enjoyed her days here visiting and experiencing many things!!!!

Brothers--BG and Paul. BG showing Paul his new knife......Pepsi is in the far right corner and is Paul and Noi's puppy.

She's sporting her new sweater, although the weather all week has been beautiful, really beautiful. Every day full of sunshine and low humidity, no clouds!

Abbie enjoyed a bit of table food and is now thoroughly spoiled because it's always, always good cooking here!!!

Monday, we drove into the city of Chicago, not far away and weather perfect for a day of shopping and looking at city life.

The boats on the beautiful blue water.

The land is so flat here!!!!  ;)

Phil and I standing by and looking in on the largest bread I've seen in a while!

Chicago always has pretty flowers any season on Michigan Avenue.

You know this huge store?

Yep, you got it, Ann Taylor heaven here.

The Hershey store---always a hot chocolate there.

before chocolate.....

after chocolate drink and chocolate cookies.......

York Peppermint Pattie on brownies

The old Chicago watertower building glows at night.

Eccentric art downtown.....old refrigerator with old shoes with plants.......

Another piece of art

I did go shoppinng for some work clothes........this was NOT one of them but I had to laugh......

Yep, this is fashion....LOL

This is a mix of work boots with heels.......OMG

stopped for a---a Raspberry Martini at the Uno Pizzeria

This is my honey and I having fun there and boy was this place busy!!!

An illegal U-turn later after I saw the Buckingham Fountain........

It changes many colors and the fountain is very high and the music in the background was awesome!

Then BG twisted his ankle on the run back to the car.

Then, bye, bye to the city.........

Till later......Part 2.........we've been very busy......a good busy with visiting........I have stitched during some of our visiting at night and will post progress later as my battery is now going down south........LOL

Hope your week is going well and I can only say that we have had good food, good company, good weather, and fellowship!!!!  R-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n.

Progress next posting.........stay cool!


  1. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks you you all had way too much fun. Abbie looks cute in her sweater.

  3. I loved your photos, I have a friend who lives in Chicago so it was really interesting for me to take a tour with you.

  4. Looks like you are all having a super time! Downtown Chicago looks great! I would love to walk up and down and see the stores, the art, etc. Any needlework shops yet?
    Keep on enjoying yourself and showing us the photos!

  5. My son went to college in Chicago, and I picked him up and dropped him off each year! Did I see any of these things in 4 years?!? Nope! I sure would have liked seeing and hearing the Buckingham Fountain! And the HC store, for sure! Yum! Enjoy the vacation! Hugs.

  6. What a wonderful time you seem to be having! Chicago is a wonderful city - it's been years since I have been there, so thanks for sharing!!

    So glad you are enjoying your trip and relaxing - it's been a long time coming and it's well deserved!!

    LOVED Abbie's sweater!

  7. So nice to see your beautiful trip pics . Always great to see cities I've been to thru the eyes of others. Hope you continue to have fun and looking forward to seeing more of your trip pics and stitching!

  8. So nice to see your beautiful trip pics . Always great to see cities I've been to thru the eyes of others. Hope you continue to have fun and looking forward to seeing more of your trip pics and stitching!

  9. Great pics! I've never been to Cubbie-land ... looks like you're having a blast. Enjoy!


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