I’ve been pretty lucky to be born in a city that is among the most popular cities in the world, Chicago. There is so much to see and do here you simply could never squeeze it all in one weekend. Already this summer we’ve had some whirlwind opportunities to see some of our favorites sites in Chicago. From Lake Michigan and the city skyline to Navy Pier and the beautiful tall buildings of Chicago we truly live in a city that is full of beauty and history.
Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs and Baseball history really has beautiful architecture and historic Ivy on the outfield wall around the field. The Score board is the original score board and still remains standing even with the new additional digital board added off to the right side of the field.
My son has poor vision without his glasses. He’s worn glasses since he was in the 2nd grade. With his glasses he has 20/20 vision and when he wears his glasses he is able to see a baseball coming down from the sky in the sun. He made this magnificent catch that I still can’t believe my eyes that I was able to capture it on camera. Capturing that moment was made possible because I too wear glasses with transition lenses to be able to see with clarity outdoors. This truly was a moment that was a once in a lifetime opportunity for both of us to experience.
I took my children on an over night stay downtown to show them how beautiful the city of Chicago is. We went to Navy Pier on a Wednesday to see the beautiful and colorful Fireworks and the next day walked down Michigan Avenue. Here’s just a few photo’s of that day. I loved seeing the expression on my son’s face as he saw all the vibrant colors from the fireworks display show in the night sky.
This is the Chicago Water tower. One of only buildings to survive the Chicago Fire. Just look at the detail in the building. It’s truly a wonderment of shapes and architectural beauty.
Driving out of Chicago I was able to catch a glimpse of the Buckingham Fountain with Willis Tower in the Background. Willis Tower is formally known as the Sears Tower ( which we still like to call it). Both are a piece of Chicago History and recognized landmarks of our town.
You never really think about how important having healthy site is until you think about all the beautiful things you get to see every day. From the smile on your child’s face when they experience something exciting to the tears that role down their checks when they skin a knee. I make sure to take my children in for regular eye care visits and get the necessary tests to make sure they healthy eye site. My oldest son, my daughter and my self all wear glasses. Without our glasses we would never get the clarity, vibrant and true enhanced beauty of colors of the skyline, the lake, or even Wrigley Field Ivy. Corrected vision allows you to see the vibrant beauty in all living things and in everything around you.
Taste of Chicago Festival is being hosted in Chicago on July 11 - July 15, 2012. Get your free vision eye exam at the Transitions Optical free vision exam booth.
Dates/Times: July 11 – 15, 2012 • Chicago, IL • Grant Park • 11 am – 9 pm
Admission: Admission and events are free, but you have to pay for food and drinks. Purchases are made by ticket only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Large items are generally 9-10 tickets, side portions 6-7 tickets, soft drinks 4 tickets. All daily restaurants offer a small “Taste” portion for 2-3 tickets — a great way to sample a large variety of all the food available. Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the event.
Food and beverage tickets can be purchased in advance of the Taste of Chicago at all Dominick’s stores in Illinois with a Fresh Values Card from July 5-10 for $7 a strip (12 tickets to a strip), limit 4 strips per person . Tickets can be purchased after July 10th at all Dominick’s stores for $8 a strip, until supplies last.
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I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and visit my home town where my ancestors were born. I hear the architecture of the buildings is amazing and the food is truly so flavorful. One day I pray that I’ll get to visit and experience all it has to offer and capture those memories with my eyes as well as with my camera.
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