August 9, 2009

Visit Chicago’s Kiddieland

A staple in the Chicago area has been the Kiddieland Amusement Park.' Founded in 1929, it has about 30 rides. It’s very small in comparison to Six Flaggs however Kiddieland makes up for it in charm.

Earlier this year Kiddieland announced that this would be their final season.' Many of us grew up going to Kiddieland so it is very sad that September 27th will be the final day.'

Take your kids out to Kiddieland for one of the final days.' You may just feel a bit of nostalgia about visiting the park for the final times.' It’s a great time to take pictures for your photo album because chances are great that you won’t see an amusement park of this size and happy environment again.' At what other amusement park will you get free Pepsi’s- Drink stations are located around the park and are free of charge.' How fun is that?

Bringing your baby along' Go to the guest services area and get your bottle warmed up for you.' If you run out of diapers, you can even get them also at the guest services area.

And there is also free parking' That is truly unheard of these days.

Enjoy a warm summer day at Chicago’s Kiddieland and enjoy how it used to be.

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August 7, 2009

Chicago’s Farnsworth House Tours

Enjoy a tour by bus of the architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s important Chicago buildings.' The bus tour lasts about 7 hours and begins at 9:30am.'

You will tour from North Lakeshore drive’s buildings that gave way to the modern skyscraper.' Next the tour will go to the Illinois Institute of Technology and check out a clear or glass building.' This building is really something to see where all of the walls to the outside are glass.' I think it would be fun to live in a glass house if you lived out away from everyone or if you were surrounded by trees.' Just watch out for those people with stones.' Next stop will finally get you to the Farnsworth House.- Takes losts of pictures of the retreat on the Fox River.

Your tour includes a yummy lunch at Mio Amore Italian Steakhouse.'

The next upcoming dates for the tours this month are Thursday, August 13, and Sunday August 30th.' If you are a member of the CAF, you will receive a $15 discount on the cost of the tour which is $75.

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August 4, 2009

Art Institute of Chicago

If you have ever visited the Art Institute you have nothing but great things to say about it.' Now on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm-9pm, you can get in for free.'

The Art Institute is one of the largest in the US.' Here you will be able to find art works and artifacts from many historical periods.' It’s a great place to check out as an adult and with children because there is just so much to see.'

The Modern Wing of the Art Institute opened in May of this year and it shows off mostly twentieth-century works.'

If you visit on other days, the cost is $18 per person with children under 14 paying $12. So by going on Thursday or Friday evening you are receiving a great deal.

Art Institute 111 South Michigan Avenue

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August 2, 2009

Market Days Continues Today

Looking for something to do on this gorgeous Chicago day' Travel over to Market Days.' It continues through tonight at 10pm.'

There will be plenty of music to make you dance along.' Jody Whatley, En Vogue, CeCe Peniston, Kathy Sledge, Village People and many more will perform.' You can channel you inner disco child and even where something that will make you think you are back in your disco days.' I can already hear you singing along, YMCA!

The cost is $7 to get in which isn’t bad for the amount of musicians that will be there.-There is also a VIP section if you really want to go all out.

Of course, in my opinion, the best mix for the day of food and music is there.' Choose from many different food vendors.' There are also arts and crafts vendors.' You can pick up something unique for yourself or for a gift.

The event is organized by the Northalsted Area Merchants Association with the proceeds going to neighborhood beautification.'

Come on out and enjoy the beautiful day.

Photo Credit:' Northalstead Market Days

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