Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chicago

We weren't there nearly long enough to do everything but we had a blast! I needed 2-3 more days for the museums and all the restaurants but that's ok because I will be going back!

In no particular order and going clockwise for each set of pics...

The ferris wheel at navy peer, for my dad who made us listen to Paul Harvey everyday on the way to school growing up, a bar/restaurant in Millennium park, giadorno's pizza. THE best. We had Gino's East as part of the conference but it wasn't as good.


The sky ledge at sear's tower! So fun! We had dinner on the 66th floor with the conference and got to go up to the 103rd (???) for pics on the ledge!


Wrigley field! This was top on my list of things to do. Emery and I navigated the subway, bought tickets off a man on the street and really enjoyed ourselves.


Buildings from the river, skyline from lake Michigan, some random bldg and the trump tower. All photos taken from the architectural boat tour. It's a must do while in Chicago.


Soldier field.


Millennium park. The column fountain, the monument thanking the founders of the park, a random sculpture, the band pavilion.


The bean! I spent at least 30 min here taking pics of my reflection!


Fun golf balls all over the city. I guess getting ready for the Ryder cup???


We left Wednesday morning and arrived about 11. After dropping our bags at the hotel we had lunch at Giordono's. Then we conquered the Magnificent mile. Then dinner at the hotel for the conference. Thursday morning we had meetings until noon, lunch, the boat tour and then free time. I chose to walk down to millennium park. So glad I did! Then dinner/sky ledge at the sears tower. It's new name is Willis tower but everyone knows it as sears. Then we hit up a local bar for a little bit but called it a night by midnight!

Friday we had meetings until 11 and then we had Potbelly for lunch. Then the subway ride to wriglyville. LOVED it! We made our way back after the game and went to dinner at D4, an Irish pub.

Saturday we started with breakfast at West Egg Cafe. ANOTHER MUST DO. Yum!! Then more shopping, a cab ride to grant park to see the buckingham fountain and made our way back to the hotel to get to the airport.





I could write a novel about this trip and post 100 pics but I won't bore you. I just can't wait to go back!

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2 comments:

  1. Chicago is a fun place to go. I want to go back as well. Glad you had a great time. :)

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