Sunday, June 05, 2016

Part 2 - Chicago, Boston, Salem and Seattle

Hello again! The trip continues.... Chicago!

Unfortunately, Chicago was only a day stop-over on our way to Boston as Jakk really wanted to see Farnsworth House.

It also meant we could stay at the Chicago Athletic Hotel - oh my gosh what a fabulous place! An old athletic's club opposite Millenium Park, very tastefully restored.

Most of our photos couldn't do this place justice, but here's one from Uncrate which gives you an idea of the feel of the place.

Photo from Uncrate
Jakk was in heaven.

The inside is so tastefully decorated (very masculine) I don't think Jakk ever wanted to leave.

I have to say now, the best thing that happened in Boston is Jakk (finally) buying me a wedding ring after 4 years of marriage hehe.

It's the most gorgeous 1930's art deco piece, and I love it.

We also made a trip to Salem - a town I have wanted to visit since I was a small child.
Yes, witches!

I do not recommend this Musuem, it was a very lame experience

While the Witches Museum was a bit of a let down, the architecture and feel of Salem was fabulous.

It was very surreal seeing building (and gravestones) that were over 300 years old.

I also had a chance to go fill up on my favorite casual shoe - Minnetonka Moccasions. The same style since 1946 and super comfortable!

 Bunker Hill, Boston - and the daily musket firing.

The Natural History Museum at Harvard. I really needed to have a chat with the exhibition manager, as they confused their Koala exhibit with a Drop Bear.

We were staying in Fenway (near Fenway Park) and one of our favourite places to visit were the Fenway Victory Gardens (right across the road).

The gardens were planted in 1942 to reduce the reliance on rations, and are the oldest surviving Victory Garden in the USA (theres over 500 individual plots).

We loved Seattle! And it didn't rain at all.

Amazing train station
I loved how green Seattle is, Sydney is very dry in comparison.

Being history buffs, we did the Undergound Seattle tour and loved it! 
Here I am, trying to not to look spooky (apparently this is where the ghost is, can you see it?).

We got to hang out with our crazy friends Ramona (Glamourland Vintage) and Roy from The Roy Kay Trio - we don't get to see them very often.

The Fremont Troll
They took us sightseeing all over the city, and we even went out dancing to hear Roy's band at The Red Hen.


Jakk stocked up on vintage baseball t-shirts at Ebbets Field...

And then it was time to start our massive 3 week road trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks...


c said...

the coats! Dude! Jakk's red check, and your plaid coat. Did you make these, or find them? Would love to know the patterns if they were made. Am in love.

Bex said...

Thanks!!! The coats are all vintage unfortunately 😄. Jakk's plaid one came from a vendor at Viva Las Vegas - it's so lovely in real life too. You'll see some more photos coming too, she lived in it 😋

Jessica Cangiano said...

How exciting! You really, really saw a lot of the country in such a relatively short time. I adore knowing that you were in Seattle, as that's just a few hours south of where we live here in BC. If you guys are are ever out this way again and feel like hopping over the border, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'd truly love to meet you both.

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica

Bex said...

I had no idea you were so close :). Canada is on our wish list, so this could definitely happen 😄

Blogging tips