Chicago’s green river

We happened to take the train down to Union Station to ride our bikes the 40 miles home. I should have realized something was up when our normal solitary Saturday train ride was filled with young and old – wearing checkered lime green shamrock suits and leprechaun hats.

When they say they make the river green…. they’re not kidding.

Nine AM in Chicago...

Nine AM in Chicago…

When you read about St Patrick, you would think his celebration would be more pious. As we pedaled up some of the closed streets we could hear the people in the bars celebrating. At 09:00 am, I was just glad they weren’t on the road while we headed home..

Happy St Pat’s….


16 Comments on “Chicago’s green river”

  1. Wow! That’s real shamrock green. 🙂

    • billgncs says:

      yes, this part of Illinois was settled by many Irish immigrants who were laborers building the I&M canal, and so they celebrate this holiday like few others

  2. globalunison says:

    Hello, how are you doing? I miss speaking with you, how can I contact you?

    Much love,

  3. That river does look mossy green…. Is that the reason for that colour?


  4. zongrik says:

    i love the sight of rowers racing or practicing in a big river

  5. Well now, and a good day to be sure, to be sure. And no after effects at all, at all.

  6. Resa says:

    Pious? He’s Irish! 😀

  7. Happy St. Paddy’s. Nice to read your post and see you back, even briefly.
    In your post you wrote “our normal solitary Saturday train ride” – were you referring to last Saturday or did you mean Thursday train ride….

    Randy O’Mazie
    from the Lost Clan of Israel

  8. Clanmother says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!!

  9. Eric Alagan says:

    Celebrations are what we make of them. We decided to be a tad spiritual, my man. Heh! Heh! Heh!
    Or, should that be: Hic! Hic! Hic!

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