So far the Field Museum of Natural History is probably my favorite thing about living in Chicago. And we live roughly parallel to it. It's not a long walk anyway. Monday it was free and I went with Chuck and my dad. We spent the afternoon there and only managed to see 3 exhibits and the hall of gems. There is so much to see in this museum and it's all inspiring, educational and exciting. The first trip Chuck & made we tried to see as much as possible of the permanent collection in a day, but still managed to miss several exhibits and rushed through several others. We would both love to spend lots of time there, possibly with sketchbooks collecting ideas and info. There are more photos of the two visits here. And the fact that the museum was free and not nearly as packed at it was in the summer almost makes the negative temperatures we've been having seem worth baring. I hope there are future visits and that future posts will be a little more insightful into the inspiring nature of this place, for right now I'm just amazed at the size of the place!