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City Visit continued

After seeing her work, we headed downtown.  To the Magnificent Mile to be exact.   When she was downtown for school, we had walked in a few blocks but hadn’t gotten as far as the Hancock building & Water Tower Place yet.

My uncle used to live on the 12th floor of 777 Michigan Avenue and had given me my first exposure to Chicago.  So I asked for a photo op for him.

It was sunny, low 40′, but the usual wind off the lake was breezy!!

Lunch in the food court of Water Tower Place thanks to our guide!

P & K in front of the Hancock building.  We didn’t go in or up to the top.

Many of K’s clients shop on Oak Street so she showed us the shops!

clockwise from bottom left: Phil & K, Ultimate Bride, Jimmy Choo shoes, Vera Wang shop, some other store that I don’t know the name, but it is famous and has a gorgeous building! 😉

One of K’s part time jobs after college was in this mall at 900 N Michigan.

The shots above are for my nephews.   The new ipad was released this day and here is the line around the store waiting for the 5 p.m. reveal.   🙂

After our walking downtown, we spent some time at K’s apartment.  Phil watched a movie and K & I took naps!   We headed northwest for supper at Bonefish Grill!!  None of us had ever been there but Phil heard them talking about it on WGN so this was his pick for his birthday dinner.  YUM!!

We even got desserts!  K & I shared a warm flourless brownie with a filling and chocolate sauce and raspberry sauce poured on top.  Phil had Key Lime Pie.

That was some of the best food I’ve ever had so I hope we can go back sometime.

We stopped back at K’s for our things and to get our vehicle to head home. Phil loves that he will probably never have to drive in Chicago again.  K is a wonderful tour guide & chauffeur!  ♥

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