Markel Family Virtual Getaway–Day Six

Here we are, already at the end of our virtual vacation. After packing up the car, we had one more stop planned before we hit the road…a tour of Wrigley Field! (Pardon the blurry photo…it’s a picture of a not great picture I took in college!)

After visiting the Friendly Confines, we would have made our way to Rainbow Cone to enjoy the ice cream treat they’re famous for:

I love driving through the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago…there are so many cool vintage signs!

The final stop of our Memorial Day Weekend trip is always a meal at Portillo’s, where I get the Italian beef, dipped, of course!

And then home sweet home…no matter how much fun we’ve had, it’s always nice to pull into our driveway (and begin the process of doing all of our vacation laundry!).

The Wrigley Building

I’m no expert on the Wrigley Building (although I know that Sinatra mentioned it in “My Kind of Town”), but I do know it looks really cool!


I love the clock…it’s beautiful and utilitarian. It was quite helpful to us on the day we spent in Chicago! It was modeled after the clock tower at the Seville Cathedral in Spain.


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William Wrigley Jr. (yes, the chewing gum guy), wanted to build a headquarters for his company in the 1920s. He chose what I think is the perfect location on Michigan Avenue by the Chicago River. It was also the first office building in Chicago with air conditioning!

The 30 and 21 floor towers are now dwarfed by their neighbors, but I imagine they were quite the sight when they were first built.