The second day we were in Chicago I was able to meet a friend of mine whom I hadn't seen in 5 years. My friend Emily lived on my floor my first year of college at Viterbo, and she is an actress in the local theatre scene down there. We got breakfast and it was so fun to catch up and see her again. She also is the first friend of mine to meet Brian :)
After that we went to Millennium Park, which is a park near our hotel that holds a bunch of different artsy things. They have cool things like two towers of glass bricks that project moving giant faces that spit water during the summer. The faces change to new faces every few minutes. It's hard to describe, and I didn't take this picture, but this is what it looks like:
They also have an outdoor ice skating rink, a music pavillion, and the Cloud Gate, which I refer to as the giant silver jellybean. This jellybean is so cool because you can see the Chicago skyline in it, as well as yourself. We took a lot of pictures here, so these are a few of my favorites:
Self portrait of Brian and I at the jellybean:
Me making faces at Brian (you can see him taking the picture in the reflection):
and this is what the skyline looks like in the bean:
After the park, we went to the Shedd Aquarium. It was so cool to see all the fish, bugs, and reptiles they have there. It was free day though for kids so it was PACKED!! I liked the shark with the saw nose best. We didn't take any pictures here though :( and I really really wish we had some. Oh well.
That night we just relaxed and got authentic deep dish chicago pizza for dinner. Later on we ventured to 7-11 because I wanted a slurpee so badly (we don't have 7-11s anymore around us). I was WIRED the rest of the night. I think its sad that on trips one of my favorite things is getting food I can't get in Milwaukee ha ha.
The last day we were in Chicago we didn't really have anything planned. We went to Ed Debevick's for lunch, which is a way fun restaurant. Its a 50's style dinner where they sing and dance on the countertops, and all the waiters/waitresses play a role. They'll be rude to you on purpose, or play whatever other character they want. It was way cute and fun.
We went back to the Lego store because I decided I couldn't just get my cousin nothing when he knew full well I was going to the Lego store. So even though they didn't have Batman Legos, they did have tons of other ones, and we bought him a Police Helicopter, and a Policeman with a speed trap type thing. There are tons of legos to play with at the store, and Brian built me a model of my car. It was so cute that I just had to take a picture of it (it was taken with my phone so that explains the bad lighting and such):
After that we just got some dessert at the Cheesecake Factory, and then we pretty much were on our way home. It was such a fun 3 days, and I'm so grateful that Brian took me on this trip. I had a blast, and I can't wait to see what other adventures we can go on!
Chicken and Pasta Primavera
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