Chicago! The city so nice they named it… Chicago!

First of all, thanks to my husband for the title. It’s a joke he made repeatedly while we were in said city for a week. It got better every time.

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Cloud Gate, with a nice layer of frosting.

 

We were in Chicago last week! It was pretty great. Both my husband and I have been before, but it’s been years. We were excited because we got at least a few days of real winter. It’s been an incredibly mild one down here in Mississippi. We went from highs in the 70s to the most snow I’ve ever seen in my life.

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We spent a lot of time in art museums. Including the entire duration of the Tuesday business hours of The Art Institute.

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Turns out, this is where they keep all the art.

And we also ate.

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The best Reuben sammich.

And we explored Chinatown…

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And we ate.

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Tonkatsu ramen!

And we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art…

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My favorite is the middle one — ‘Birth of a Star’ by Mariko Mori.

And we ate…

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Not Pictured: My new best friend, Italian Beef

And we had dessert!

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We only had one small cake. :/
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The warmest day, with a high of probably 35. 

We did some shopping and some gawking. We saw a show at Second City, which was great. We explored a couple neighborhoods and found a cool board game shop. We saw lots of street art and murals and neat old buildings.

And we ate!

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Fish tacos. From a place picked at random. They were great.

We didn’t do any St. Patrick’s Day partying (because we’re old and lame and it was our fifth day there and we were so tired), but we did see the city lit up green.

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We didn’t get to see a fraction of what we could have. We were so worn down by day five that we barely had the energy to leave the hotel. But, I think we’ll be back one day. (But not before Boston and New York, which are next on the list.)