|William against the Chicago skyline|
♪Start the car, I know a whoopee spot
Where the gin is cold, but the piano's hot
It's just a noisy hall where there's a nightly brawl
What I'm trying to say with that probably inappropriate opening is we're in Chicago! The city, not the musical. We arrived yesterday, shortly before sundown. We reserved an Air BnB in a nice quiet neighborhood, an old fashioned 'walk up'. We have a flat for two nights. On arriving we trotted right back out to a nice dinner at The Handlebar, a cute restaurant only a block from our flat.
But I'll back up a little. By coincidence (really, it was coincidence - of a sort) our first stop on arriving was the Chicago Field Museum. I wanted to go in, at least for a quick look. I adore natural history museums.
|William stayed in the car and I jumped out for quick look in the Musuem|
|The tantalizing entrance to the museum - dead ahead!|
|My speedy peek|
|William syncs with his new, powerful Spirit Animal|
|We toured the Egyptian exhibits|
We had breakfast in the Museum's cafe, and there we noticed a few dino souvenirs - mugs, beer, etc., that started me telling William about the infamous T-Rex, Sue. A museum docent heard me and said, "Sue? Sue's here, just over there. I looked up and HOLY CRAP, - SUE!
Seeing the massive T-Rex Sue, right there in front of me was dumbfounding. I never had a bucket list wish to see Sue as I didn't even know it was possible that to see her! Yet, there she was, in all her magnificent massive bony-ness - the best preserved & most complete T-rex on earth.
|SUE the T-Rex|
|The Ghost and the Darkness|
|Nice kitty, murderous kitty...|
The Man-eaters were maneless but they can grow manes - it entirely depends on the temperatures where they live. I'm not lion, that's a-mane-zing!
|Ancient Chinese textiles|
|Chinese Masks & Puppets|
|and in artful forms such as these carved frogs made of African Anyolite|
I love looking at clothing from Aboriginals of all nations - so pretty...
|Oh, and the shoes|
|Whew! There were some long corridors to trek|
|There was an honest-to-gosh live Bigfoot in the Redwoods exhibit|
|There were several BIG WAYS to empty one's coffers there...|
|I regret passing over the T-Rex & Wild Cat Eyeball pops...|