River turned Green! - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > World Festivals, Events, Night Clubbing

World Festivals, Events, Night Clubbing The Running of the Bulls, Dance, World Night Clubs, Air Guitar Championships, The Love Parade, The Olympics, Guy Faulks, St. Pattys, Oktoberfest, Carnaval, Indy 500, ...Party on!

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
***** gear guru
 
kingcrazylegs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via ICQ to kingcrazylegs Send a message via AIM to kingcrazylegs Send a message via MSN to kingcrazylegs Send a message via Yahoo to kingcrazylegs
Default

Every year in Chicacgo on the weekend before St. Patrick's Day they turn the Chicago River GREEN. This was the first time either of us had seen this, and it was a site for sure. They drive out in 2 motorized boats and one of them drops the dye in the water and both of the boats use their wake to churn up the water.

:greenguy:

We also went to the North Side Parade which was right after.


The North Side Parade is the more "family orientated" parade, and then the following Day the South Side Parade is the "kiss me I'm wasted" parade.
__________________

all that is not given is lost
kingcrazylegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

oh the memories.... sigh
__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
Backcountry Betty
 
ScarlotteDorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Coeur D'Alene, ID
Posts: 2,186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to ScarlotteDorian
Default

^
ahhh jake. well, that just means you've got to come up to chicago to visit. your family lives in lansing right? that's just 15 minutes from where we live.

i've been frequenting chicago for 17 years and lived here 6 years and this is the first time that i've ever witness the "greening" of the chicago river. very cool. i definetly recommend it if anyone is near chicago next st. pat's day. anthon and i had a blast!
__________________

people travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. -St. Augustine
ScarlotteDorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,804
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to pinion
Default

that is one of the craziest things I've ever seen
__________________
I've been a wild rover for many's the year,
And I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer.
But now I'm returning with gold in great store,
And I never will play the wild rover no more
pinion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2005, 03:15 PM   #5
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Xinzhuang, Taiwan
Posts: 1,252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

holy crap...how have i never heard of that be4!!! that looks awesome!!! i live near philly, and they have this, well, tradition of keeping the delaware river a beautiful color of brown and dark brown
__________________
www.movetotaiwan.com
TimmyJames1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 08:59 AM   #6
TPunk Recognized
 
MeTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to MeTurk
Default

Wow Chicacgo puts more effort into paddys day than we do here in Ireland.


Thank God we get a day off for it anyway.

Have a good one everyone..
__________________
"It's nice to have a nun around. Gives the place a bit of glamour." Fr Ted
Couchsurfer (:_irritainment_
MeTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Egypt and the Nile River goyincognito Middle East 16 04-05-2006 01:34 AM
My Brother turned 19 recently IDDQD Travel Photos & Videos! 9 09-01-2005 06:02 PM
Green with Envy agriadam General Discussions 16 05-13-2005 02:56 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121