His grandmother lives in Joliet, Illinois. Where the opening scene of Blues Brothers was shot. About 45 minutes southwest of Chicago. We got to spend a couple days in the city in addition to the time on the family compound in a 100-year-old house full of awesome antiques and junk collected by 3 generations.
The view from the bottom of the John Hancock building:
A view from the top of the John Hancock building:
DH and I in front of Buckingham Fountain with downtown Chicago in the background:
The German u-boat (U-505) that the U.S. captured during WWII. Incredible story:
My favorite spot in DH's grandmother's 100-year-old house. The fainting couch. It was the perfect spot for reading:
Plus this spot had the best view: