Polly 2 on July 25th, 2012

  Who would have ever thought that you could find a beautiful, white sand beach in the city of Chicago? I was amazed to come across this beach, and was fortunate enough to be there on a warm sunny day. There are several other beaches along the shore of the lake, and the next time […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

Most visitors to Chicago have probably never heard of Oz Park, but thanks to some research done by Candee, Polly #2 was curious about the park and went there to see what it was like. Oz Park is located in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago. It was started in the 1960’s as  a way […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

On Polly #2’s recent trip to Chicago, she felt like trying a new adventure, and decided to travel by Amtrak train. She was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and relaxing it was, and decided that she would definitely be willing to try this mode of transportation again sometime.               […]

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While Polly #2 was waiting to board the Amtrak train at Union Station in Chicago, she wandered the nearby streets of Chicago, and chanced upon the French Market. The market is conveniently located in the commuter concourse of the Metra train station on North Clinton Street, so it’s at an ideal location to provide it’s […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

As Polly #2 was strolling up and down the sidewalks of Chicago on her last day there, she chanced upon a Crumbs bakery. Crumbs opened their first shop in New York in 2003, and now has locations in several east coast states, Chicago, and California. More than 50 varieties of cupcakes are baked daily, and […]

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  Garrett’s Popcorn has been a household name in Chicago since they first opened in 1949. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, the kernels are hot air popped in old-fashioned copper kettles, and every batch is handmade daily. Because of this attention to quality, the lines to buy this irresistible product can be rather […]

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Polly 3 on June 9th, 2012

        We first saw Marilyn in July of 2011 as we were walking up Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. We were stopped in our tracks by the larger than life statue of Marylin Monroe’s famous scene from the 1955 film, “The Seven Year Itch. “ She’s now forever frozen in time, standing over the […]

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Polly 3 on March 7th, 2012

Welcome to Chicago! I’m glad you could join me! Destiny, Jennifer, Xavier, and Michael…I created this post especially  for you! I wanted to take you along with me on a hopping, I mean walking tour of Chicago.  We’re going to start by my hotel and head to the heart of the city.  You’ll find Chicago […]

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Polly 2 on February 24th, 2012

The Willis Tower was completed May 3, 1973, and was originally known as the Sears Tower. It is 1,450 feet high and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Chicago skyline and in the world. It held the record for the world’s tallest building for 25 years until the Petronas Towers in Kuala […]

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Polly 3 on November 14th, 2011

Recently, Polly #3 visited the beautiful city of Chicago and before she went, she was told that she had to try three things when she was there….Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago Popcorn, and of course, a Chicago Dog! What? You’ve never heard of a Chicago Dog! In a word, they’re awesome! Located at 26 E. […]

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