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Good Day Folks, My name is Cathy and I’m going to be your Tour Guide this afternoon.

Let us begin.    Welcome to the Chicago-land area.  You’ve probably heard it called the windy city?  This is true but not because it’s windy but because of our politicians.  As we get started,  Today we are only going to see the tip of the iceberg in the amount of time we are given.  Hopefully in the future we’ll have a chance to have another session where we can explore some more.  I love my town and  I can’t wait to share it with you.  I’ve traveled all over the world and while traveling away and visiting other countries I realized I had not taken advantage of what is in my own back yard.  Chicago has so many points of interest you could stay busy for a year going to all of them.

First stop is Chicago’s finest Lincoln Park Zoo.  Here you can visit with the animals.  No touching or feeding please.  They are well taken care of.  For the children there is a petting zoo you can visit later if you like.I’ve always loved the cats.  I think they are beautiful creatures.  lincoln park zoo Next we are going to go to the Lincoln Park Conservatory since it right next door to the zoo.  If you like gardening, you’ll love the not only the flowers but the creative ideas you can get here.lincoln park conservatory 2Let’s continue across the street to the  Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. There you will experience live butterflies and birds flying around you and then reptiles which are in their own environments.butterfly house As we continue, We’ll head over to the Museum district where you can look North West over Lake Michigan and see one of the most beautiful lake fronts there is in the world.  Next time you join me we can stop at all the Museums not to mention Soldiers Field which is the Home of the Chicago Bears.26910911_10214987317747206_1206279218104321707_o (2) As we head out of the city just a little bit we’ll stop at the Garfield Conservatory where they have 3 big greenhouses. Tropical rain forest, seasonal, and Desert.  These are a brief description but there actually is so much more to see.  Inside and out.garfield conservatoryWe have one more stop today and it will be the to the Orchids By Hausermann  Greenhouses just West of the city.  They are the biggest Orchid seller in the State.          If you like orchids, you are going to love this place. hauserman orchids Thank you for letting me be your tour guide today.  It’s been a blast.  I hope you all come back again some time.  Have safe travels home.

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Dearly Beloved,

The other night, I was visiting the city you held your Chicago Freedom Movement.  Something that would change the world.  I must tell You, You picked an awesome City.  Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities I have been to myself.  From North to South it stretches so wide as high as the buildings appear to reach to the stars.  One of my favorite things about this big city is the reflection in the lake especially when the sun starts setting and you can watch through the cracks between the buildings as goes down, down, down then as the sun disappears the sky starts changing to different shades of blues and pinks and starts resembling a beautiful watercolor painting.  Now as that’s going on and the buildings start appearing darker and turning to a silhouette,  the  reflection intensifies, the lights start shimmering, sparkling, and flashing.  Do buildings really talk? These Chicago buildings can, and they do. Today they were talking for you.  It was a  message you once shared.   One never to be forgotten.   It was a reminder of your great work.  We remembered you as One of the most important men during the civil rights movement, A man who made a difference in our land.  You changed our World but unfortunately your life was tragically ended at a very young age.  Thank you Martin Luther King Jr.                                                                                               You had a Dream, and now, we live your BELOVED DREAM.