the return.

July 20, 2008

So we’ve been home since Thursday, but it’s taken me a few days to get back into the swing of life – and life doesn’t include blogging. Now that most of that’s taken care of, though, I can get back to posting pictures here. I’ll begin with those from the trip.

We actually spent the first night in Chicago (see below). Amazingly, considering where we live, we made it there completely on public transportation. We walked through our quiet neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning to the bus stop, took the city bus downtown, transferred to another bus to the airport, and took the train from the airport to Millennium Park. We were there in time for lunch. We spent the day being tourists, stayed the night (me at the fireworks, Omar at the game), and after sleeping in the next morning, we decided to enjoy a bit more of the city before we left for our next destination.

We hung out in the park and checked out the Taste of Chicago:

And the river:

We then took the El to O’Hare and caught our flight to Seattle. B’s flight was supposed to come in a few minutes after our own, but ended up being a couple hours late. After some Ivar’s Fish and Chips and a couple drinks, we waited at the gate for his arrival. Here’s an artistic shot Omar took of our wait:

It was a long day, and we ultimately missed the fireworks except those we could see from gate A2 (and the ones B saw as the plane flew over Elliott Bay). But we made it to Seattle safe and sound, and our family vacation began…

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