Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chicago

Part one of our holiday is nearly over as we leave Chicago tomorrow afternoon and fly to New York. Chicago is an insanely friendly city and much more beautiful than I had expected. We've had a great time here with two of Kyle's co-workers and their spouses. This weekend was a big deal in Chicago because it's St. Patrick's Day weekend. We headed out early on Saturday morning with about 10 000 other people to watch the annual dyeing of the river. It was insane to see how they were able to colour the river lime-green. The streets were filled with people of all ages and ethnicities wearing green clothing with slogans like "Irish drinking team" or "Kiss me, I'm drunk". I just love how people of different backgrounds can get past their differences and unite in a celebration of Irish stereotypes. We joined in the celebration, wearing green beaded necklaces and enjoying some green beer at an Irish Pub.

6 comments:

Dave said...

I saw this on the news today! I hope you had a green beer and then tried to sing 'Danny Boy' annoying the whole pub and then promptly quiting when you realized you didn't know the words and the song was actually depressing you!

jmoleary04 said...

What a fun trip you must be having!! Congrats on your thesis! Love the blog also! =)

Paige said...

It sounds like Chicago is a great city. I hope you're having just as nice of a time in New York. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Adlai said...

Wow, Illinois sounds like a very strange place...I think I'll stay away.

C-Train said...

Hey Jamie,

I wish Andrew and I could have seen the green river when we were there, but I suppose going in July doesn't allow for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Sounds like you've had a great time. Have fun on your next adventures.

Celia said...

For the record, I wasn't trying to post as Adlai. I just signed her up for a gmail account and didn't realize she was still signed in. But it did make it kind of funny

 
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