Wander project Chicago Illinois, that Toddling Town. The windy city! The home of the Chicago Cubs. I to this day have a banner in my office for my Chicago sports teams. (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and of course the Cubs!). I was born in Chicago Illinois. It is a town that I love visiting. First off because I have many friends (and now once again have a family) that live in Chicago. My sister has moved to Chicago. My aunt lived in Chicago for many years but moved to Austin in retirement to be in warmer weather so for a few years we didn’t have relatives in the Chicago area.)
Chicago’s downtown is an amazing vibrant place to visit. The images shared today come from our October 2000 trip to Chicago. This trip is most famous in family lore because this is the trip that the two bears were forgotten at home. The boys always slept with two distinct stuffed bears. Every night they would get Ma Bear, and Honey Bear and fall happily asleep. In a rush out of our house for this trip, both Ma and Honey Bear stayed at home on the boy’s beds in Greenwood.
The minute the missing bear crisis was realized, the boys began crying. Luckily there was a FAO Schwartz store near the hotel. We wandered in and found the boys stuffed clown fish animals that sufficed for the trip, they knew Ma Bear, and Honey Bear would be waiting for them at home. There was, however, before the acceptance a lot of crying. On this first introductory trip to Chicago for the kids, we did Navy Pier, the Chicago Children’s museum, and the harbor cruise. We would late visit Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum and of course my favorite museum the Museum of Science and Industry. But those came on later trips, that Ma Bear and Honey Bear went on!.