Art Institute, Millennium Park, Retro on Roscoe

August 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Art Institute, Chicago

Art Institute, Chicago

After visiting the Sears Tower, Stephanie and I used some free passes I had to check out the Art Institute. I think she liked it, but got her fill fast. Also, a lot of the paintings I wanted to show her were pulled because of the new wing they’re building. We were tired from walking around a lot that day and the day before at Retro on Roscoe, so we decided to take a break.

Wrigley Square, Millennium Park, Chicago

Stephanie, Millennium Park, Chicago

At the Retro on Roscoe the day before we’d gotten two coupons for free smoothies at Starbucks, so we got those, a cookie and a rice krispie treat and rested in Millennium Park. It was a beautiful day and felt really good to sit down. We just sat and chatted for about 45 minutes.

Rachelle & Stephanie, Millennium Park, Chicago

Feeling a bit rested, we headed over to State Street to look at the cheap accessories at H&M. Most of them were pretty ridiculous or not Stephanie’s style, but she did find one pair of earrings she liked that were only like $4.95. Next we headed up to Borders. Apparently there’s this young adult book series called The Twilight Saga that’s all the rage these days. It’s some kind of vampire love story. There are four books out and they’re already making a movie. Anyway, when Steph was visiting with my cousin Kelly she got the first book in the series and was hooked. We were planning on going to the pool later in the week, so I got her the second book to read poolside. Of course, she couldn’t even wait for the train to pull out of the train station before cracking it open! All the talk of Twilight Saga and Jonas Brothers this week has made me feel a bit ancient. FYI, Miley Cyrus is totally not cool.

Steph wearing new earrings, reading a new book.

For dinner we went to Retro on Roscoe. Dallas got polish food (surprise, surprise). Steph and I split a margherita pizza made on a mobile brick oven and another gyro.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Crissy

    I took a picture of that Abe Lincoln mini sculpture just last month! :o) It’s funny how in a close-up photo, it can look so big, esp. since there’s nothing around it to provide a contrast in size.

    Sounds like you guys are having a blast! I’m so jealous.

  • mom

    Wow, You girls sure are having a nice week! She told me about that book series too and talks alot about the Jonas Brothers… (and you think YOU feel ancient)!!!

  • RachelleB

    I’ve been in that sculpture gallery several times and I don’t think that the Lincoln sculpture was there before.

  • Richard

    It looks like you guys are having a great time, when do I get to come visit for a week???

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