A Drive Through Downtown Chicago

Our route yesterday took us right through Chicago, so, while Dad concentrated on driving, and Mom was the faithful navigator, the rest of us watched the scenery of the huge city. It made all the downtowns, with the exception of New York City, we’ve seen look tiny.

We were grateful it wasn't heavy traffic--Dad had chosen to go through about mid-morning.
One of the many mass-transit stations.

Tall buildings...

The Sears (now Willis) Tower
We saw a Morton salt plant, but I didn't get over in time for a good picture. We've seen other salt factories out West, such as in Utah.

It was a city full of people who need the Lord Jesus!

“Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2).

7 thoughts on “A Drive Through Downtown Chicago”

  1. Hello dear ones! My husband and I went to a marriage conference in Chicago in March and I thoght the same thing about Chicago…as you said, “It was a city full of people who need the Lord Jesus.”
    It is so huge. I had been there before but not through and around it as I was this time. As I drove around with my husband, I kept thinking how many lost people there had to be there! We also looked up and saw Moody Church and was excited as we often listen to programming from the church and college!
    Be safe! 🙂
    Mrs. Beth

  2. I live near Chi-Town (surrounding suburb). I feel more connected to you now that you’ve traveled my neck of the woods. Thanks for posting the pics. It is a beautiful city and yes, HUGE! May the Lord continue to give you wisdom and grace for the journey.

  3. Hi Sarah! It looks like it would have been fun to be driving with you all!
    I kind of like driving through big cities, but I don’t think my dad does! (because of all the traffic) 🙂

  4. You were in my neck of the woods. I’m about 40 miles from there. PS: we call those stations “L” stations, not subway. They are part of the “Elevated” train system.

  5. I live in Chicago! (Well, a little west of the city, in the ‘burbs.) My favorite drive is driving on I90, straight through the city. And yeah, there is a subway system in Chicago, but what you saw was “the L”

  6. Oh I love that city… it was on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building (the big black one in your photos) that my husband asked me to be his wife! I am still thanking the Lord that He asked 🙂 We live in the country now, but those were neat times too there in the city.

  7. I was in Chicago last June with my youngest son who was auditioning for a music show (he made it through 4 rounds and was cut in the final round.) We loved Chicago–it was the cleanest city I have ever been in and we felt perfectly safe walking across town after dark for dinner and back, not something I feel safe doing in a lot of places these days. Glad you were able to see Chicago.

    Keeping you in our prayers for safe travels and good fun family times.

    Prayers to for Melaine and BabyMax and your grandparents–praying they are all well back home.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

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