Should I go to Chicago?

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My husband might be going to a class in Chicago in early June.  Should
I go along?  What would I like to see there?  The Navy Pier sounds
interesting, but I haven't found anything else yet.

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Textile Room in the Art Institute (and the rest of the Art Institute),
IKEA, Shedd Aquarium, neighborhood festivals (Chicago has them by the
boatload), theaters, Lake Michigan,Vogue Fabrics ,Field
Museum,Magnificent Mile and so so much more

http://www.choosechicago.com/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/catalog/index.html


Re: Should I go to Chicago?
If you go to the Pier, stop and check out the Stained Glass Museum.
BEAUTIFUL, and was by far my favorite part of our Chicago trip a year and a
half ago.

Anastasia


"Mary in Rock Island IL"


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http://www.mdquilts.com/Workshops.htm
You could check and see if Mickey Depre is doing a quilting workshop
in Oaklawn, a major subdivision of Chicago on the south side.  She has
great art quilts
Musicmaker

Re: Should I go to Chicago?
Absolutely! I was born and raised there and still have parents and 2 sons in
the vicinity. There is a miriad of things to do. Others have mentioned a
bunch of them. The Prudential building is fun to visit and the Sears tower
is a monolith that is the tallest building in the US.

Riding the "L" (elevated train) is fun in itself. You can go to the beach
for something free and watch the people. Shopping on State St. is enjoyable.
The list goes on and on.

--
Boca Jan
Florida - Land of the Hurricanes
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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
We had a couple of days in Chicago a couple of years ago, and there were
just TOO many things to do there!

Other than a day game at Wrigley and walking around Wrigleyville, what I
enjoyed the most was taking the el out to Oak Park and touring all the Frank
Lloyd Wright stuff. We toured his home and studio, then did a self-guided
walking tour of architecture in Oak Park. Had lunch at a lovely cafe, and
took the el back.

--
Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
Queen of Fabric Tramps
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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
Each of my kids have been to Chicago and had a great time.  Too many
things for them to do also.  They are about as opposite in their likes
as any 2 people!  Both said they would move there if it wasn't for the
cold weather.  They are So. Cal. spoiled for weather, especially ds
in San Diego.
Go and have fun.
TAria

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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
On Fri, 4 Apr 2008 20:07:09 -0700 (PDT), Idahoqltr

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My cousin lives near Chicago and whenever I visit we take a day trip.

If you like museums, definately check out the Art Institute of
Chicago.

The Shedd Aquarium!

I'm not sure when they will be holding their "Taste of the Nation"
event this year, but when I last went to it it was great.

And of course shopping downwotn...Mashall Fields is amazing.

The view from the Sears tower!

-Irene

Re: Should I go to Chicago?
I love Chicago.  It is one of my favorite cities.  Go.  Do not hesitate.
Go.

Make sure you go to the Art Institute.  Visit the Thorne Miniature Rooms.
If I lived there, I would go every week.  Go to the Natural History museum.

Go to the Palmer House for breakfast and have orange pancakes.

Go see a play.

There are lots of things to do.

Cindy
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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
Don't forget about the Adler Planetarium (which is walking distance from
both Shedd Aquarium and the Natural History Museum), Grant Park,

Just walking up and down Miracle Mile (Michigan Ave) from the Water Tower to
the River (at Wacker Ave) is a great afternoon of window shopping (or REAL
shopping, people watching and just plain fun!

My DS#2 works just a block from the Wacker & Michigan intersection...
Chicago is a LOVELY place (in June especially -- in February its a Lovely
but VERY COLD & WINDY place!)

If you have never been...  you really must go!

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
Well, I don't know if YOU should go to Chicago, but the several suggestions
make me want to go there! So, yes, go!
Besides, I've heard there is good pizza there .... almost as good as New
York Pizza.

--
Pat, ducking and running in Virginia

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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
I guess I'd have to try New York pizza to speak with confidence, but I
have a hard time believing anywhere can beat out Chicago pizza.
Musicmaker

Re: Should I go to Chicago?
You know those New Yorkers... nothing ON EARTH is ever as good as it is in
New York City!

LOL  <<ducking and running>>

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Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
Got that right!! ;)

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Pat

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Re: Should I go to Chicago?
Oh, yes, absolutely!!! You should definitely go. I know absolutely
nothing about Chicago, except the airport (O'Hare[sp?]), which is not
my favorite, but I never turn down a chance to go on a trip with my
DH, even if he's going for business. I've seen some places, like Japan
for 2 weeks, and Ottowa, Ontario for a week during the winter
festival, that I never would have gotten to see otherwise!!

TerriLee in WA (state)

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On Fri, 4 Apr 2008 22:07:09 -0500, Idahoqltr wrote
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It would be well worth it to take the El to Evanston one morning to go to
Vogue Fabrics.  I always come out with something.  Not tons of quilting
cotton but lots and lots of yummy fabrics.

Maureen


Re: Should I go to Chicago?
If you want to do quilty things in Chicago contact me privately. There
is one quilt shop in Chicago with great urban themes. The other stores
are in the suburbs but that is only a train ride away. I could meet
you at the train station and give you a guided tour if we can work out
a date. Let me know the type of quilts you like --bright,
reproduction, cute?

Susan
slpdesigns at speakeasy dot net (replace the "at" and "dot" with
signs)
 
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