Marriott Courtyard Bistro

Marriott Courtyard Bistro

It took us about twelve hours by car to reach Mishawaka, Indiana. The Marriott Courtyard there was our overnight stop. We were impressed with the cleanliness, comfort and hospitality of the Marriott, the hosts and Gjorgy Baumann, Manager, charming, I might add. We were told they will be renovating soon and will have new everything. I thought the place was pretty terrific already. They even had a Bistro for light dining and breakfast. But our favorite to dine is Papa Vinno’s, an Italian foodery, as good as any in New York City, right across the street. After a delightful breakfast at the Bistro, Chicago was less than two hours from Mishawaka.

Lake view from our Chicago hotel room

Lake view from our Chicago hotel room

Tom had a business conference to attend for the week. I used the time to work on my writing. We visited family once. When Tom was done with his business we took the time to go to Millennium Park. That was the highlight of our trip. Here are some of the photos.

June 23rd big moon from our hotel room over the lake

June 23rd big moon from our hotel room over the lake

The Buckingham Fountain is a taxi ride away.

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

Then we went over to Millennium Park.

Millennium Park hosts

Millennium Park hosts

This was a water park within Millennium Park

This was a water park within Millennium Park

Sculptures of all sorts, architectural concert area by Frank Gehry. The Bean . . .

The Bean

The Bean (More to come about this amazing scuplture)

I will talk about this and my other photos next week. Too many for today.

Gail and one of the sculptures

Gail and one of the sculptures

Have you been to Chicago? What’s your favorite there? Has anyone written a romance there?

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