Thursday, July 7, 2011

Picnic in the Park

Scott and I had a great day in Chicago this past Sunday, July 3rd. We got to Millenium Park early - the big concert (Grant Park Orchestra's annual Independence Day Concert) was at 5:30, but we got our spots on the Great Lawn around 2:15! It was a glorious day, around 80 degrees, with a nice breeze, and no mosquitoes in sight!


We brought our picnic, plus the Sunday paper, a crossword puzzle to share, and a deck of cards. We had fun playing, until Scott decided to beat the cookies out of me at 500 Rummy! Well, he was still having fun...

This is the view of the stage from our chairs. The Frank Gehry-designed Pritzer Pavillion is simply stunning. And I love the overhead grid - you get a feeling of being inside a room, while allowing the view of the Chicago skyline. We love not just people watching, but also chatting with the other concert-goers. We met some college kids who went to U of Minnesota (our alma mater), and also a mom and her little daughter, visiting from India.
Doesn't Scott look relaxed? These foldup chairs are very comfy, plus we have a collapsible table which doubles as a sweet foot rest!


We had a really fun day - can you tell? Oh yeah, the concert was GREAT!




















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