Despite the threat of a summer storm, we ventured out to join forces with the Residents and Little Sisters from St. Mary’s Home in Chicago for a bus and boat tour of Chicago – thanks to two very generous benefactors who annually make it possible for all of us to go. From the comfort of our bus, we learned about the history of Chicago, including the great fire and – seeing a bullet hole in the pillar at Holy Name Cathedral from the legendary Al Capone shootout.
Chicago has quite a different perspective from a boat. Our Architectural Boat Tour was as informative as it was relaxing. As we gently floated along the river and through the city, we learned quite a bit about the historically rich and diverse styles of architecture. Just ask us to explain the difference between art deco inspired architecture and Greek and Roman inspired architecture.
We stopped for lunch, and a little toe tapping, at the renowned Rock and Roll McDonalds. It turned out to be such a beautiful day that we decided to take advantage of our final time in the city with a drive along the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline. It was truly a day enjoyed by all!