One race fan near the finish of the Chicago Half Marathon was showing a little Chicago love, waving our city's flag. My son, Jono and Sam ran the race, although both were definitely not fully trained for a grueling 13.1 miles in the heat. Still, they both finished and that is a major accomplishment. Having run that race three times in the past, it is a killer with around 8 miles on Lake Shore Drive with no shade. Ouch. Congrats to Jono and Sam and next time, find time to train for the distance. You can only get away with that in your 20's.
Yesterday's post was from a shot looking up at the old Sears Tower. Today, we have a cellphone shot looking down from the 35th floor of the Nuveen Building along the Chicago River. Wonderful view from our office building.
Sure, St. Louis has the Gateway Arch. We have the Golden Arches. A tourist mega and a place for the desperate about to get on the hour and a half-rush hour ride home. Me? I was just walking to the Portillo's across the street.
Stadium #12 (I think) in my pole-to-pole series. Might be the last new ballpark that I get to this season. St. Louis Busch stadium is very red. Nice stadium but I don't like that there is no outside concourse above the first section. Can't walk around the park unless you go inside and underneath the stadium. So, not one of my favorites. But great views all around.