I’m pretty sure the #1 rule of blogging is to keep a consistent schedule. Awkward silence…..
Sorry–life just gets too busy for me to keep up with it, so perhaps that’s a blogger fail? I’ll make up for it with some cool pictures of Chicago, ok?
We recently had spring break here, and we were one of three families in our town who didn’t go somewhere. My son went to Florida with a friend’s family, so I took my daughter, her two best friends, and their moms to Chicago for a couple of days.
We got lucky and dodged all kinds of rain, but it wasn’t super sunny…until we went up 94 floors in the John Hancock building. The clouds parted, and we were given a gahorgeous view of the city.
A few of the girls did the Tilt where it leans you forward over the building (yikes), and you can clearly see that Miss Thing had no problem with it. I love how her bestie keeps one foot on the building. 🙂
I didn’t even edit any of these pictures. Crazy how beautiful the water is, eh?
We spent a LOT of time shopping and wandering around the city.
Of course, I had to take a moment to embarrass my daughter. I don’t mean to do it. It just kind of…happens. You should have seen her face when I told her to get a picture of “me and my friends”.
No trip to Chicago is complete without the obligatory bean picture. I’ve been here numerous times, but it’s still cool.
We wrapped up the day on the Navy Pier. What a great view, eh?
And of course, one more opportunity to embarrass the little one.
So what do I recommend for a quick trip to Chicago?
- Navy Pier–shopping, restaurants, great views of the city
- Magnificent Mile–lots of shopping
- Chicago pizza–be prepared for a wait time for the meal
- The Bean–good picture-taking
- John Hancock Observatory–beautiful views of the city
- WALKING–just wander the streets; you won’t regret it
**Notice no mention of the fabulous museums. That would be a whole other blog post. Chicago is only a few hours away for us, so I’ve been there a bunch of times. We’ve done all the museums, parks, shows, etc. My favorite museum is the Field Museum of Natural History–Just FYI.