Friday, August 10, 2007

Chicago Pictures

I arrived home from Chicago today. The plane was barely delayed and the trip went very well. We definitely knew we were in Alabama when the blast of heat hit us! The difference between 85º and 100º is huge!

It's good to be home. The test went well though not perfect. There was one part in which we did not meet the requirements and until our project manager there reviews the test results with his boss, we won't know exactly what the outcome will be. Watching the test revealed where our weak spots are so we now know what we will change if we have to do another test. Overall, I was pleased with the test though I would have been much more happy if the results had been completely within the test parameters.

Here's a view of the John Hancock Center from the bottom as well as what we saw from the top at the observation center. I guess you can't help but be amazed at how tall skyscrapers really are! Especially when there are so many in one city!

It always amazes me to see the swimming pools on the top of tall buildings like you do here and at the St. Louis Arch. We only saw out one side of the building. If you want to see more, make sure you visit Chicago on a very clear, cloudless day.

This building was interesting because at first glance it looks like the windows are kinda fancy projecting out like that in the middle. The you realize that it's actually just a really good paint job. Most buildings were not just plain boring buildings but had something special to make them look neat.

While walking around downtown, we also passed the Contemporary Art museum. This car is I guess contemporary art. Rob is wondering how it came out of the ground like that!


Maria said...

Glad you made it home safe, sorry the test wasn't perfect. Remember when we went to Chicago when you were around 12-13? I haven't been there since.

I like all your site-seeing photos. I hope to travel more someday.

I've been thinking about you.

Your oldest sister,

Miriam said...

I know we did visit the Moody Bible Institute when we went as a family. Did we go anywhere else?

Victoria said...

We went to the museum of Natural History, as I recall. I remember daddy wanting to take you to see mummies. We forgot Jubilee's stroller, driving away and leaving it in the parking lot. Does anyone remember anything else?

Thanks for the good pictures and thoughts, Miriam.

Love, Mom

Elijah Lofgren said...

I like your new blog colors! :)

Miriam said...

Thanks Elijah - I'm not sure if I like how dark the colors are, but was messing with the colors on various templates and ended up leaving it like this. At some point, I'll probably want to customize the look more. But it's somewhat of a low priority right now.