As I mentioned before, Chicago is my first love. At the end of the day, I firmly believe that either the City of Broad Shoulders or DC will be my forever home, but for now, I’m back in the Buckeye State. But last week, I got to spend four days tromping around a city I love, acting like a tourist and visiting old friends. I wish I could’ve stayed longer, done more, taken more photos, but alas – time got away from me, as usual.
Thursday was the only day I really played solo. I went to the The Skydeck at the
Sears Willis Tower, enjoyed the view, and watched people take pictures of their feet:
After that, I just walked. I saw art…
…and boats on the South Branch of the Chicago River.
Dave literally dragged me across street, gasping “Oooh! You’ve GOTTA see Puppet Bike!!!” I was not disappointed. So cute!
We moseyed along the lake shore and skirted Navy Pier. We grabbed a drink in The Globe Pub and dinner at Smoque. As much as I love the tourist-y stuff, I enjoyed getting out of the loop and exploring a bit more of the city.
Friday, I flew solo. I managed to hang in there during a three-hour rain delay, spending WAY too much time and money at Murphy’s Bleachers, but in the end, I got to go to my first game at Wrigley. SO worth the wait.
Unfortunately, my phone died during the rain delay so playing meetup tag with my friend, Tamara, was a bit tricky, but we eventually got together and I spent a couple of days with her. My last couple of days are a blur of food and friends and it couldn’t have been better.
I can’t wait to go back!