Chicago has so much to offer that it is nearly impossible to fit all that I want to say about this city in 2 posts. So here's my third and final post on Chicago.
This trip was definitely one of the most fun, random, and blonde trips ever. So many hee-hawing moments, that maybe shouldn't have been funny, but were to us. For example, check out my suitcase. It's the pink one. My friend's is the teensy-tiny one next to mine. Hilarious. Can we say over packer??? Oh well... at least I'm prepared.
I knew that going to Chicago, we would no doubt find some great breakfast grub. The Bongo Room has one of the best breakfast's that I've ever had... in my whole life. Now that's saying something. I had french toast, but it's not your normal french toast. Seriously delicious. I can't go on enough about this breakfast. It's so good that a person walking by outside, stopped, pointed at my food, and gave me the thumbs up.
We took a double-decker bus tour through the city. I highly recommend this for any city. It's a great way to get an overview of a new place. I rode one of these Hop-Stop buses/trolleys in Toronto, and Savannah this summer. It's the way to go.
Chicago is full of history. Most of which burned to the ground in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This massive fire nearly destroyed everything. The Chicago Water Tower is one of only five public buildings that survived, because it was built from limestone.
All of the buildings seen in Chicago now are relatively new in comparison to the Water Tower.
Check out Marilyn Monroe in front of the Chicago Tribune building.
Ahhh... shopping. Shopping in Chicago is a girl's dream. Seriously, there's so much variety. From designers like Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, to H&M, Zara (my fave), Macy's, Forever 21, and Aldo. There's literally something for everyone.
The Chicago skyline is impressive. Even more so at night.
Now lets talk more about food. Steak to be exact. Morton's The Steakhouse is one of the most well-known steakhouses in Chicago. We had to try it out. Mmmm... big scallops wrapped in bacon. Juicy, tender steak and garlic mashed potatoes. Perfect. Definitely lived up to its reputation. Very fancy, schmancy.
Another thing Chicago is full of - museums. There are all sorts of different museums depending on your preference. On a rainy day we went to the Field Museum of Natural History - (and we got in free by becoming one day Illinois residents and students...score).
History in shoes... who thunk it?
The world's largest, most complete, and best preserved T-Rex. Her name is Sue.
My favorite exhibit - Ancient Egypt. Back in the day after watching Indiana Jones one too many times, I decided I wanted to be an archaeologist. So, this was totally up my alley.
One last meal....Thai food. Crispy crab rangoons. Spicy mongolian beef... just what I needed on a rainy day.
Delayed flight means I gotsta eat. So I munched the rest of day on Garret's Popcorn. Pecan Caramel Crisp.
Geez, I don't think I've ever eaten so much in my life.... I literally didn't have one bite of food the next day at home. Just an aloe fruit drink and tea. And I wasn't trying to not eat. I just wasn't hungry... AT ALL. I guess 7 meals in one day will do that to ya.
Cya, Chicago...until next time... cause I don't think I'm through with you just yet.