As soon as Ada arrived I had to take a "welcome!" picture right away; because finally Ada had come to Chicago!! Now I live a little outside Chicago, so for a few days Ada spent time relaxing out here in my backyard with my dog Cookie. As you can see, it's really hard to capture my dog's face. Then she spent sometime frolicking amongst flowers, climbing trees, crossing little red bridges, standing next to cars, and looking out to the distance; waiting for the day we could make it to downtown Chicago.
First we visited the Art Institute of Chicago, known for its iconic lions that guard the front entrance. She saw many cool art pieces including Grant Wood's "American Gothic." Then we headed towards Millenium Park, where the Bean is, and purple flower gardens abound. We spent sometime there people watching, and taking pictures against the skyline. We also walked over to the Roman memorial columns, just to check them out, and saw Oprah Winfrey's name inscribed on it! It was a beautiful and sunny summer day in Chicago. Of course I had to take one photo with Ada and me before she left! I guess there was too much sun that day, since it came out so bright. Anyway she soon had to leave, so I made her a little flower scarf that she used to keep warm as she looked out the window on the last rainy day. Ada loved Chicago, and I hope she comes back one day!