July 2016

Day 2 in Chicago and what better way to start the day but to have found  Nimo!!!  If anyone wants  to see him in person, or in fish, he lives at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

The Aquarium was first on our agenda for the day.  Many verbs  are needed to describe  all of the creatures that live there.  We……


Enjoyed  the “pretty fish”.


In Awe of these blue fish as they swam around with it’s fluttering  fins.


Entertained by the Garden Eels that live in the ocean sandbanks.


Amazed by these colorful creatures, whatever they may be…

Anemones, maybe????


Terrified by these moray eels.  The  moray’s rear-hooked teeth and  strong bite mechanism causes severe bites  on humans, as the eel cannot release its grip, even in death, and must be manually pried off.  Yicks!!!!

There were gross creatures  also, but they were not  photogenic.


Outside the Aquarium were several Red Winged Blackbirds in the surrounding  bushes.  Warnings  were also posted that these birds were nesting and not welcoming to noisy humans.

I tried to keep my distance but could not resist his  Dracula  pose.

water taxi

A Water Taxi was the  cheapest  and quickest way to get a boat ride with  Navy Pier as the  logical destination.


navy pier

Navy Pier, which originally opened in 1916,  has shops and entertainment to explore and more- than- you- can- imagine  unhealthy food  and drink choices to enjoy as you sit by the water watching the people,  the boats and the beautiful day .


As we headed back to the hotel,  2 more  birds-of-the-day were easy  spotted.


Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed  Chicago !!


“I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list.”   (Susan Sontag)

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hellodays
    Dec 16, 2016 @ 02:11:58

    Superb pics.



  2. Amy Weisser
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 07:56:40

    Reminds me how long it’s been since I visited Chicago—-too long. Glad you had such a good time!



  3. Maureen Mahach
    Aug 21, 2016 @ 21:20:08

    Great as usual! Did you visit the beluga whales at Shedd? Those were my favs. One “talked” to me as I passed by. We also got in the water with them on one occasion.




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