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Random Shots: Staying cool in Chi-Town


So Bets and I are currently in the Second City, Chicago, IL. We’re up here visiting with friends we haven’t had a chance to see since we’ve moved to Birmingham. We’ve scattered throughout the Southeast now and have come together for a wedding reception for two of them. We’ve also been wandering throughout the city. There are many that claim that while Pittsburgh is our sister U.S. city, that the Magic City can also be compared to Chicago. After looking around yesterday (and plans to do so today), I don’t see why that can’t be true.

Of course, we also chose one of the hottest times of the year to visit… in the midst of some of the hottest weather this part of the country has seen in decades. I plan to post an entry talking about the similarities (both in the present environment and future potential) early this week. Right now I leave you with these great images of the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, one of the ways that the cities may be quite similar very soon. Enjoy the day.


BTW: Check out Charles’ most recent post. It would be a great addition to the Neon series if it’s true!


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