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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOOK UP

This week is all about taking a moment to check out what’s going on above you.

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This is looking up at the Skydeck on the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois USA, where at the 103rd floor (or 1353 feet up) you can step out onto a sheet of glass and get an amazing view of the city.

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Willis Tower is the premier corporate office building in Chicago, home to more than 100 companies including prominent law, insurance, transportation and financial services. The iconic building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, encompassing more than 4.5 million square feet, including its Skydeck and 103rd floor glass viewing platform.

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Yes I did go out onto the Skydeck (in 2014), it was a little unnerving when there are 20 people on it, some jumping up and down…like who does that?  We are already tempting fate, why kick her in the teeth at the same time?

Anyways, if you like “LOOKING UP”, Chicago is a great city to do that in. Beautiful buildings and such a vast variety of architecture…loved every minute of it!

The Daily Post Photo Challenge – LOOK UP

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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s theme : Partners

These two are Partners in all aspects.  

They are partners in crime, they bathe each other, they snuggle with each other, they “sing” (yowl and howl) together, they travel together, they comfort each other, they play with each other, they cower from the thunder together, and they protect each other.

 Oliver (in the wagon) is a 3-1/2 year old long haired Chihuahua (although he is sporting his summer doo), and Katie is an 8 year old, 90% American Miniature Eskimo, 10% Yorkshire Terrier (also in her summer doo).  Oliver joined the family when he was 18 months old, and they have been inseparable ever since.

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My Blue Jay’s Long Weekend

Well it’s been a while since I slapped something up on “Ye Ole Blog”, so let’s put up some pics and fun from a train trip down to Minneapolis to watch some baseball.  The Blue jay’s took on the Twins for four consecutive games, of which I attended three.  The Jay’s ended up winning 3 of the 4 games.  The weather was perfect, the company was fab, the beer (and whiskey) was cold, the city friendly…couldn’t have had a better long weekend!

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We also did some exploration of Minneapolis itself, taking in some parks and the Stone Arch Bridge.