Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pork and Beans: Millenium Park

So I don't know if you've ever been to Millenium Park in the summer, but it was pretty much the happiest place on earth for me (and it will probably remain that way because mom refuses to take us to someplace called "Disney World").  We had PERFECT weather and actually ended up going to the park two different days.  We were lucky enough to hit up the last few days of the Family Fun Festival -- every day for a whole month in the summer, Target sponsored a tent containing a variety of art projects, science projects, cool building materials, a huge library, and wherein artists from the Old Town School of Folk Music performed FREE concerts.

We started off both days at the park with the FFF, then hit up the "bean" (more properly known as Cloud Gate), and then splashed and played in Crown Fountain (we wised up and wore our swimsuits the second day).  One day we walked through Lurie Garden until we were lured into Jay Pritzker Pavillion by the sounds of some sweet jazz music (ANOTHER FREE CONCERT).  Turns out jazz is right up my alley - energetic, frenetic, and my dance moves fit right in.  The second day we ordered takeout from The Plaza at Park Grill -- hot dogs, obvi (we ate more cased meat last week in Chicago than can possibly be good for anyone) -- and listened to a full orchestra and choir rehearse for a concert later that evening (that would be our FOURTH FREE concert in the park in two days).  It was "awesome."

1 comment:

Darcy said...

I'm so jealous! I really wanted to take the kids here but we ran out of time, it looks so fun!