Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chicago Botanical Gardens

A trip to the gardens, you say? What could be growing in the winter? Well, it is not floral or fauna or whatever...IT IS TRAINS!

The Chicago Botanical Gardens created a holiday train display along with lighting up the entire grounds (supposedly looks great at night). I would not have known about it had it not been for Groupon. We bundled up for what has been the coldest day of the year (so far) and headed north. We actually thought we'd go outside and run around the grounds. Ha!

The train display was impressive as the entire scape was made by hand - out of wood - including many replicas of Chicago landmarks. Gilbert could not have cared less. All he focused on was, you guessed it, the trains! Freight trains, passenger trains, trolleys, and more. The display had it all and Gilbert loved it!

Getting to the display did require traversing the grounds. There was the snow and then there was the WIND! Thankfully, Gilbert thoroughly loved it! He ran around with a grin on his face. We threw snowballs, laughed, and ran around from building to building.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

We love it there! WInter, Spring, Summer and Fall! The trains rock!