Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Irish Weekend in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day is a special day here in Chicago. Friday night we attended a free charity concert put on by a Celtic band called "The Crossing". They were brilliant and very entertaining. The purpose of the concert was to raise money for some girl scouts to travel to Peru for volunteer work.

This song was written by the fiddler lady. She wrote it for her son who was born in Peru. She and her husband adopted him when he was just an infant.

Get down with your bad Irish self!

This one is my favorite!

The day of the parade starts off with a little bit of leprechaun magic that turns the Chicago River into a nice bright shade of green.

There were gobs of people outside that day. The actual city streets were filled.
 We don't have a lot of green clothing. Everyone was wearing something green except for us. Thank goodness Mica brought her little green flower pin!

Here is the beginning of the parade. Mayor Rahm Emanuel can be seen after the bag pipe players.

Chicago is hosting a Comic Book Convention next month. Here come the geeks and freaks!

And here we are trying to stay warm. We got to a good viewing spot about 45 minutes before the parade started. It was well worth it. (I'm so glad no one photobombed this shot)


  1. how fun! i've always wanted to live somewhere where they actually celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

  2. What a fun, fun weekend! How awesome to have so many activities to choose from that are there for your enjoyment. You're smart to take advantage of them. BTW, you're part Irish, Matt. You do have a bit of the blarney in you. :)

  3. I agree Lindsay I'm so jealous they actually celebrate it out there..what a fun thing. I love the comic did miles!

  4. oh and LOVE the scarf!!! Where did you get it ;)

  5. Staci, I LOVE my yellow scarf sooooo much! Thank you!!

    We had such a fun day. The crowds were a bit much for me. Sometimes the people around us were a little crazy. And a little drunk!