This weekend I took a short trip to Chicago, IL with my hubby and some friends. What a stellar trip. We ate too much, laughed too hard, and tracked some serious steps according to our iPhones.
Day One had us traveling to Northwestern University to see my lovely cousin. We took the train from the airport and headed to Evanston. It was homecoming weekend and the town was alive with football fans. Instead of going to the game, we took in the beauty of campus and its fantastic lake views. (Step count 5,297)
In the afternoon we jumped on the train to head into Chicago. The “L” or CTA is on a elevated rail (hence its name) so you can admire the city as you travel. Later that night, we cruised down the river on an Architectural tour which was fantastic. Chicago has such a rich history and such glorious buildings. (Step Count 11,234)
After our boat tour we had dinner at a local steakhouse amid the whoops of the Chicago Cubs fans. Let me tell you this town is excited about a potential World Series Win. Our group ended the night with a show at the famous Second City Comedy Club. The show was called #DateMe and it was hilarious! (Step count 16,791)
On Day 2, we walked a total of 17,287 steps around the downtown Chicago area. Among the sites we saw where Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Lake Michigan, and Grant Park. The weather could not have been more perfect. A sunny day with a light breeze…Fall perfection! 🙌🏾
Sadly “My Favorite Cardigan” was not ready in time to take on my trip. I finished the sweater a little too late and it was not dry enough to pack. No worries though as I had my Butter Union Station Cardigan. This sweater has proven to fit so well in my wardrobe. Not only do I love the bright color pop, but it is such a great layering piece.
At sunset we went up to the 96th floor in the John Hancock building to get a cocktail and take in the view. My girlfriend and I found the rumor to be true. The best view is from the ladies room, sorry guys (hahah).
Finally on day 3 we went to the famous Art Insitute of Chicago. Such spectacular works! I loved this museum as it had a little bit for everyone to enjoy. Everything from Ancient Greecian art to contemporary pieces are on display. (Step Count 17,062)
Chicago was spectacular and if you have not visited I highly suggest you do! There are so many activities, museums, and great restaurants to check out.
Until Next Time