This is the third day of my Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. You can find the challenge rules from my first day’s post Here.

I would like to invite Sarah Ferguson at Travels with Choppy to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Choppy is a cute dog, and he has more nice outfits than I do. 😉 I enjoy seeing how Sarah dresses Choppy up and tells a little story with each outfit. If you haven’t visited Sarah’s blog, you may want to take a look!



When my daughter was 6 or 7, we flew to D.C. to visit my parents. Since it was her first fly, I tried my best to prepare her for the trip. I told her we had to stop at Chicago to change planes and then flew directly to D.C.

When our pilot announced that we were descending to Chicago airport, my daughter got very excited.

“CHICAGO,” she said loudly, clapping her hands.

She quickly turned to look out of the window, and didn’t say a word for the next two or three minutes. When she finally turned her head back, she looked dejected.

“What did you see?” I asked.

“Mom, Chicago looks just like our airport,” she said.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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23 Responses to CHICAGO

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    She is right….airports are airports are airports. She must have been a doll as a child. 🙂

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  2. lumar1298 says:

    What a terrific challange…

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Lori. The name of your blog, Let There Be Peace on Earth, grabs me immediately. Hope we (everyone) can all work on that 😉
      I am glad that you like the challenge. The invitation is coming… 😉 Thanks.


  3. Ha! Love this story!

    And I shall put this challenge in the hopper to be done here when I get some time – it sounds like a blast! I think I will enjoy it immensely (and am already thinking of possible posts…). Thanks for the invitation!

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  4. Amy says:

    I so enjoy this series. Beautiful writing, Helen. Thank you for sharing your stories and sentiment. 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Amy. Working on a challenge like this is a good way to bring back memories 😉 Every day after writing a story, I wonder if I have more story to tell and somehow I do 😉
      Have a great day!


  5. joannesisco says:

    My feeling exactly! All airports look the same!

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  6. Mama Zen says:

    That’s hilarious!

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  7. Its a cool composition Helen. I like the uniqueness of it 🙂

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  9. loisajay says:

    Ha! Kids always speak the truth!

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