I've driven through Chicago numerous times on the way to Michigan, but had never actually stopped and been a tourist. I had the perfect opportunity to visit two friends for both of their birthdays! Who knew that two years after they met at my wedding, they'd be roommates. :)
The day before I drove down to Chicago I learned that my friend Nanditha had been given Cubs tickets for her birthday....little did we know how amazing the seats were! Originally I was going to get there Friday night (and not go to the game), but quickly changed my mind when David got jealous of the fact that I was offered Cubs tickets and was very confused as to why I would say no :) I'm glad I listened to him!
Four of us went, and once we realized where we were actually sitting, none of us could believe it....first row! I'm pretty sure the guys next to us thought we were nuts. For the first half hour we had huge smiles on our faces, we were taking a million pictures, and we weren't paying attention to the game. Clearly they have these tickets every game? They didn't seem as impressed as we did.
The next morning, Nanditha insisted that we go to Orange for breakfast. This was the first restaurant I had been to that didn't have diet pepsi or diet coke. They make their own?....interesting. We split the Chai Tea French Toast (delicious) and the Eggs Benedict (also delicious). Check it out next time you're in Chicago!
Next stop......the Bean! Yes, I know it's not THAT exciting, but it was one of those things I always wanted to see.
It was a hazy/drizzly day, but I had a lot of fun walking around (6+ miles!), learning about the city, and hanging out and catching up with a good friend. Enjoy a short tour of the city!
|She was taken down 4 days later!|
|BEST POPCORN EVER!|
|Celebrated Nandi's birthday Saturday night|
|Sunday's lunch had to be Chicago style pizza|
So many more things to see next time I visit.
Chicago....I will be back! :)