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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Adventure Saturday

On Saturday, with the weatherman forecasting a high of 47 degrees, the DH & I made our annual trek to downtown Chicago to visit the Christkindlmarket.  

German food, sweet spiced hot wine and shopping!  

That’s my kind of pilgrimage!  We have learned that it is SO much easier to take the train down. The station is a 5 minute drive from the house. Once we get down to Chicago, that station is only a 15 minute walk to Daley Plaza for the market. 

The Daley Plaza is home to the Picasso statue.

During the holiday season, it shares the space with the city's Christmas tree. 

Right across the street is City Hall, built in 1909.

We did make our annual visit to the honey shop. The Winter Season honey is a particular favorite - elderberries in honey - YUM!!!

We didn't stay long this year, as the crowd was unbelievable! Everyone was taking advantage of the beautiful weather to spend some time outdoors.  I took a few pictures on our leisurely stroll back to the train station.

Next year, we are planning to do this on a weekday to avoid some of the crowds, as well as possibly traveling up to Milwaukee as they held a smaller version for the very first time this year.