Laura's Vacation Blog

Thursday, July 09, 2009

A Birthday in Chicago

The old man looking happy

My father is 70! The whole family gathered in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend to wish my septuagenarian father a happy birthday on the third of July (And the city of Chicago set off fireworks in his honor). Sarah hosted a great party on the roof of her building and prepped and served a delicious dinner.

Justin took a group photo at the party: (L-R: Ron & Dina, Roger, Miriam, Judy, Sarah, myself, Dad, Buffy, Sean, Mom, and Ryan)
Buffy and her boyfriend Sean smile for the camera
Ryan and I enjoy a drink by the grill.
Grillmasters Ryan and Sean barbecue up kabobs for dinner.
We hitched a ride on the "el" downtown to Grant Park and the gardens at the Art Institute.

The fountain at Grant Park

Me in the gardens
And we had an original Chicago lunch:
We went to the zoo and met a few characters:

A sun bear:

And WarthogsAnd a wild pug

And then we took in a ballgame. Cubs beat the Braves 4-2.


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