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The snowy bean

The snowy bean

Batavia Depot Museum: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1854 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad depot comes alive with exhibits on rail transportation, windmills and the settlement of Batavia.

The Batavia Historical Society's charming Depot Museum - windmills, telegraph machine, etc

West Virginia - New River Gorge Bridge ... I'm feeling some rafting there in the near future. Beautiful.

West Virginia - New River Gorge Bridge . "west virgina, mountain mama take me home country roads"

Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Each year at Christmas time, more than one million tiny lights are lit on the boulevard at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago, Illinois.

best chicagoan tradition. went to it last year for the first time and going again this year. :D

St Patty's Day in Chicago. They actually do dye the Chicago River green, and the parade is so fun! one st pattys day I will visit this and see it first hand

want to be there

A CUP OF JO: NYC Guide: How to flag a cab (Always useful for a first-time visiter)