Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Birthday at the Bean

Happy Birthday, John!

Today was John's birthday. He has been very sad about this birthday as friends who were going to get tickets for the Neil Diamond concert in Green Bay today were unable to get them.

I planned something even better, though. We started the day by
taking an Architecural tour of the Chicago River. Then we strolled around Millenium Park, and saw "the Bean". The sculpture is actually called Cloud Gate ( and is even better in person than in pictures.

We had lunch at the Grill at Millenium Park, as well as cocktails, and then headed over to the Bank of America Theater (formerly known as the Shubert Theater) to see Jersy Boys ( What a great show that was, hearing the music of our youth! We ended the evening by having birthday cake and ice cream back at my house. I think he really enjoyed his special day, and admitted that this was much better than seeing Neil Diamond.


Dawn B. said...

Happy belated birthday.. Sounds like you all had a good day. Love the ducky's in previous post.

MrsJ said...

What? You spent all day within a half mile of my office and didn't call to say hello?

Eva said...

I didn't want to bother you at work. I did think about calling you, but didn't want you to feel obligated to come and meet a bunch of old farts sitting in the park.

Connie B said...

How nice of you to plan such a special day!!