When I was back in the midwest, my sister and I took the Chicago Architectural Society river tour. Not only did I arrive a few days earlier from Flagstaff on Amtrak, I made two trips on the South Shore train. Going “home” was full of nostalgia and green, growing things. I miss hydrangea, but we have mums here in Cottonwood. But back to the boat tour. Summer temperatures and a hot afternoon sun reflccting off the river made it seem a little Arizona-like. Nothing can beat the Chicago skyline, however. Here are some pix:

Along Michigan Avenue heading north before the boat tour.

A sign reflecting the sunny day

Wrigley Building from the boat

There will be a story in the Beacher

Trump Tower

about the boat tour soon.