We enjoyed a full and fabulous day yesterday. Our Fitbits had the steps to prove it. I do believe we put in close to ten miles walking from morning until late afternoon.
Enjoyable walks they were, taking us through the good, the bad and the ugly of big city street action. Really, there wasn't too much ugly---maybe more sad than ugly, seeing the beggars and occasional homeless finding spots to snooze.
We saw buzyness associated with keeping a city operating, and we saw all facets of folks enjoying their little slice of city life. We stayed out of the way of bikers. We frequently stepped aside for waves of Saturday morning runners with tiny rivers of sweat flowing from head to toe.
And, of course, there were the dogs and their owners, lots of them. It's obvious folks in Chicago love their dogs and attend to their every need.
We visited the Navy Pier, a must for any tourist in Chicago. Lots to do. Lots to see and lots of wonderful views of the city.
Our first stroll to Navy Pier was followed by a second and then lunch at Harry Careys. After all that, the extended family fun began and did not stop until we said good night and headed to our rooms, exhausted but thrilled with a fun-filled, meaningful day. More to come on that on another day.
Happy Sunday from Chicago. GO CUBS. ESPN, at 7 p.m. local time. Willie even saw the game commentators here in the hotel.