Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Oh, the Places You've Bean

One of the highlights of our trip to Chicago was a visit to Millennium Park downtown. If you haven't been, you definitely should make a stop the next time you are there.

The park has an enormous concert pavilion, a lavishly planted garden, a crazy fountain that kids (and adults) can play in. And there is the bean.

The bean is this giant ..well, bean that is entirely covered in mirrors. The whole surface reflects the entire city skyline. You can walk under & around it and at every angle you can see all that surrounds you.

This was Corey's favorite activity. He would run around it and try to wedge himself as far under it as possible. He made my dad try to see if they could push it over. And he just loved admiring himself any chance he could get. (Yeah, genetic material is a mighty powerful thing, isn't it?)

We stayed for about 40 minutes and could barely pry him away. It was only the promise of getting to run around in the fountain that made him move on.

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Blogger creative-type dad said...

Wow, that's one crazy looking bean.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

We went last year and it was fantastic.

You'd have been in a lot of trouble if you had pushed it over though (or should that be bean in a lot of trouble?). did you see the fountain with all the faces on too? We thought that was cool

1:37 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

That's way cool. Those are some fantastic pictures, too!

8:53 AM  

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