Chicago, October 2017

The Cloud Gate or "Bean" is really fun to photograph.

This year I decided to attend the Release Notes Conference in Chicago. We decided to stretch the trip out a bit and make it a mini-vacation giving us an opportunity to explore Chicago and see Hamilton.

Approaching the Cloud Gate and seeing it through the trees is a bit surreal.
Fall was just getting started.
Our hotel was on historic Route 66. I guess we got “our kicks”.
I really like taking photos of skylines through windows. This is from the Art Institute.

On our way back from Chicago, we bought tickets to see the Foo Fighters in Lexington, Ky. Unfortunately the show was postponed, but driving through Kentucky gave us the opportunity to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

This bat is probably 3-4 stories tall.
They had a walk of fame outside featuring baseball players. Here, Babe Ruth.
As the MLB playoffs are still underway, their champion bat display still had last year's champion: Cleveland!
Louisville was actually a fun little town. As you'd expect, they have a Bourbon District.