Bear Down! Self-Tour of Soldier Field

After hanging out with my nephew Caiden at the Shedd Aquarium for this 4th birthday on Saturday, JP and I had some time to burn before we had to be back home in the suburbs that evening. We ended up parking in the Soldier Field/Museum parking lot, so figured to tour the outside of Soldier Field for a little bit before we hopped back in the car.

front of Soldier Field

front of Soldier Field

We stopped to admire the waterfall honoring all of the branches of the US military, and we spotted the Air Force medallion, in which JP took a picture by. Her dad served in the US Air Force, so it was cool to snap a picture of that.

JP and the Air Force medallion at Solder Field

JP and the Air Force medallion at Solder Field

It was nice to actually take in the architecture of the building, since the last time I was there it was freezing and we were hurrying into the stadium with thousands of other fans for the Bears v. Packers game. The outside of the park has such beautiful architecture and was deemed as a historical institution, so when the new Bears field was built a few years ago, the builders had to build the park inside the shell of the old park, as they weren’t able to tear down the original building. I’m kinda glad because those columns sure are a pretty sight.

row of military medallions at Soldier Field

row of military medallions at Soldier Field

We also just walked the grounds and took pictures outside the front of the stadium and got some cool shots of things special to us – like our favorite numbers (mine is 13!). The weather was great and it was nice to just walk around with her and enjoy the sunshine with no rush or agenda.

#13 represent!

#13 represent!

me and JP on our "tour"

me and JP on our “tour”

What’s your favorite football team? Player? Why? I’m a born and raised Bears fan! Bear Down Chicago Bears!

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