Monday, April 29, 2013

My Trip to Chicago Part One

I was lucky enough to get a long weekend so I could fly out to Indiana with my friend, Krissy, to visit our friend, Amie.

For the first couple of days we went up and stayed in Chicago. Up until that point, I really hadn't spent time there. We got to stay in a nice hotel near downtown and discover shops and plenty of great food!

After we got there, we ate lunch at a German restaurant called Berghoff, which was lovely. I love speatzle! And beer! We walked around the area a lot, finding a Starbucks and Dunkin' Doughnuts on nearly every block. We walked around Millennium Park and saw the bean, among other things.
Our tiny reflections in the bean!
In the afternoon we decided to walk to the Navy Pier. It was a long walk, but it was very nice outside and we got to see a decent chunk of the city that way.
Part of the river walk on our way to Navy Pier.
The Pier was very cool. We rode the famous Ferris wheel and ate some churros. We looked at all the shops along the way. We even thought about doing a dinner cruise, but it was 115 per person! Yikes! And that did not include drinks! So we decided against that. Instead we caught a cab back towards our hotel. By the way, our cab experience was pretty awful. Ugh.
Looking back at the city from the Ferris wheel on the Pier.
Fabulous hats we tried on at one of the many Navy Pier gift shops.
Amie and Krissy in lovely Chicago-themed hats. Sexy.
We went to Pizano's for pizza and beer. Our waitress was super sweet! And the food was good. We had a pizza cookie for desert.

We stopped by a 7-Eleven and got a couple of things including stuff to make mimosas. We returned to our room for mimosas and had a quiet night in.


  1. The Chicago themed hats. One is clearly a pizza, what on earth is the other one?