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A Wonderful Weekend in the Windy City!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
There is nothing better than spending time with your family! We had such a great weekend! We went out to dinner a couple of times, we went out to breakfast a couple of times and we sat around watching Seinfeld DVD's while eating chips. Our family has always been good at eating! :)

In between eating we visited the Art Institue of Chicago where we were able to see such classic pieces of art as Grant Wood's "American Gothic."
Did you know that Wood's sister was the female in the picture and his dentist was the man? He thought they stood for an average American father and daughter. He included plants in the painting behind the girl to symbolize her feminity.

We also saw some of Frederic Remington's beautiful sculptures.

We even saw some of Monet's works!

Now, before some of you start worrying that the Markins have become a bunch of high-class snobs, visiting high-brow museums, you need to also know that after the museum the four of us went to the Navy Pier and saw the movie "The Transformers" on the giant IMAX screen!

It was a fabulous weekend and I felt really good the entire time!

Thanks for reading!


3 comments to A Wonderful Weekend in the Windy City!:

Colleen said...

Annette, I am so happy you had a wonderful time together!! Your family sounds like such a loving and supportive one. It's always great when you get to spend time together, whether you are being snobby at a museum, or like kids at a movie! hehe ~Colleen :)

Di said...

I am so happy you had such a fantastic week-end with your family. I am even more pleased that you felt good the whole time. Being together with family just brings out the best in us all.
hugs, di

Sue "T" said...

I am so very very glad you all had such a nice time and am elated that you felt well the entire weekend. I was just asking Colleen today if she had heard from you and now I know I am really losing it because you had said that you were going to Chicago to see Chris.
Anyway, I am glad you had a safe and really enjoyable trip.
Much love and hugs,
Sue :-)