A Cool Breeze from Chi-town

Willis Tower, ChicagoRemember we went to Chicago this past March? Some of you probably saw our Facebook updates and perhaps a few pictures that we posted. Now, you can relive the entire trip. Yep, we just got around to posting the pictures.

Looking back at the photos while it’s 90° here in North Carolina brings a hint of coolness—like a cool ocean breeze. We weren’t well prepared for the cold weather that Chicago had for us back in March but we’d take a cool morning any day now.

We had a fun time in Chicago. Most of my time was focused on DrupalCon, but Merri Beth and I managed to discover a few things while in the windy city. After we arrived, we saw the entire city from the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower. Then we explored Millennium Park and enjoyed watching the ice skaters.

During the conference, MB toured the Shedd Aquarium. We both attended the DrupalCon party at the Field Museum, hanging out with Sue (the T-Rex) and many of our Drupal friends. We found some good food and, of course, indulged in some deep dish pizza.

Green riverAs our trip was coming to an end, we enjoyed an afternoon of architecture on the West side in Oak Park and saw the city at night from the Hancock Tower. Before we left, we endured a windy architectural boat cruise while the river was dyed green. Yeah, that was cool.

The day we left was the same day as the St. Patty’s Day parade. What a treat! Enjoy our pictures from Chicago.

About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com--a publication and story-telling platform for open source communities. At night, he wears a cape, and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets
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