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Published: April 29th 2007
Remember this song by the Village People? "In the navy,
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the navy
Yes, you can put your mind at ease.....
In the navy, in the navy, in the navy"
Welcome to the Navy Pier!
We spent a beautiful afternoon walking around the Pier simply enjoying the sun and the breeze from Lake Michigan. First, we heard mass at St. Peter's
in the "Loop" at Downtown Chicago. This Catholic church is close to my office. That's what I love about this city -- it's a walkable and a commuter-friendly city! So after the mass, we took a short bus ride to the Navy Pier
As usual, there were lots of tourists and families travelling together at the Pier. It has numerous restaurants and rides like the Ferries Wheel. We ate lunch at Bubba Gump (my first time actually -- I never had the chance to eat at Bubba Gump in Manila!). Ambiance is great! The food is good. The crew asked me trivia questions about the movie Forrest Gump, but, you know me... I hardly remember things like that. Haha! Anyways, the Stuffed Shrimp is very tasty. I like it.
Sailing the Seven Seas
Notice the arrow signs
I started to compare Lake Michigan against Lake Ontario. I like Lake Michigan more because it's more bluish than green. From Lake Ontario's shores in Mississauga, I remember it looking green and dull. This is probably because Lake Michigan is very much larger, thus, its water isn't as stagnant as the other.
As if walking around the Pier was not enough to make my day, my friend took me to Michigan Avenue where tourists go shopping. We took a free Blue Trolley that took us there.
While enjoying my walk down the strip, I noticed signs that say "Magnificent Mile". I did know what it meant till I went online. It was given such name because this one mile length of land survived the Great Chicago Fire in the 1870s. It still had the Water Tower Place and all the other landmarks I have yet to know about. Hehe! The Water Tower Place is an interesting building though. Too me, it looks like a castle.
Again, lots of people are walking the streets in light clothing, sunglasses, and shorts. I like the colorful tulips that line the streets plus the interesting bicycle artwork
as seen in the pictures I took here.
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