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Thursday, September 16, 2010

One if by air, two if by sea, one if by sea, two if by air?.... oh hail!

Living in the city and so close to the lake, I try to take advantage of some of the activities the city has to offer. This past August there were two big events that I went to on the lakefront. The first was the Air and Water Show. Now I didn't go down to see the water invasion at North Avenue Beach, but I did go to see some of the aerial acts, including the Blue Angels. But before the show even began, I got to see some of the practice runs of the Angels from my balcony! (That's the first picture, then the rest are from the show). Later in August, the city was hosting the Tall Ships off of Navy Pier. We went down and spent the day on the pier, going aboard the ships and getting a good view of some setting sail. Late afternoon, we went for a sail of our own on the Tall Ship Windy which is based right here in Chicago. Both days were beautiful and provided a great show and a great look at the city.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What GREAT pics!

Thanks for sharing them!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Love the sunset pictures.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Isn't Chicago great. We saw the Tall Ships while we were on our canine cruise, but it's so cool to see these pictures of them up close.

houndstooth said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish we could have gotten up there to see that!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What cool photos,, and not only that,,, we love to read what you write. Something about your posts always draw us in,,,, we have been drawn in for over a year now,,,,
just thinking back

Benny and Lily said...

So cool. We had a Tall Ship Festival here last weekend..Great pictures
Benny & Lily

Sandra y Coco said...

we love your pictures! mommy lkes to take pictures with the sky and the ocean and boats although oats here look a little different!

Hank said...

"Oh, hail!" - HAHAHAHA!!!!!

Percy coco said...

Beautiful pictures! My daddy comes from the land of sailboats, so it was nice to see pictures that remind them of home! Thanks!