We arrived at Chicago's Union Station (now that's a train station!) at around 1 p.m., a little later than we really wanted to, but at least the kids hadn't been strapped in to car seats for the previous 5 hours and were actually kind of ready for some stroller time. Here's Rose and me, myself wearing my blue Coronet and my Ravenclaw scarf.
This picture was post-tumble. We were all feeling much better by then, as you can see. We were almost to Marshall Field's and a late lunch. Mom really wanted to treat us all to lunch in the Walnut Room, and it was a treat.
We got to sit right under the tree. The service was polite, but slow! We had only enough time after eating to visit Santa, go across the street to the Christkindlmarket for 15 minutes, then we had to head back to the station to catch the 6:00 train.
Andy took this shot of the Tiffany dome in the atrium.
The Christkindlmarket was lovely, and I had a $7 mug of hot spiced wine. It was so worth it.
After a dinner of Gerber Graduates carrots and Cheerios on the train, Rose blessedly slept all the way back home.
And, as Cozy was my project of choice for the train trip, it is now longer than it is wide -- hooray!Love,