4.9.13

the windy city




for labour day weekend brent and i paid a little visit to the windy city. we drove down along with his cousin and his girlfriend. it was a very long drive but i have to admit, it was well worth the eight hours cramped in the car. 

chicago is a very dreamy city. the buildings are gorgeous and there is such a cool feeling to it, its hard to explain. i just felt like i was in a movie walking down the quiet streets, looking at the gorgeous stone buildings and enjoying some amazing company along with it... all that was missing was some epic background music ;) . we ate out a bunch, drank a lot too and really just enjoyed being tourists in a new big city.

the weird thing about chicago is that there are hardly any garbage cans around... but yet the city is spotless. its amazing how clean it was for being such a big city, i feel like that added to the beauty of it and really made it stand out.

on our first night there we ate the famous chicago deep dish, it was delicious... but gave me a bit of a  stomach ache... i don't know if it was the alcohol or the fact that i hadn't really eaten anything since lunch. but it could have definitely been that long island iced tea i drank, i mean there was hardly any juice in it, pretty much straight up liquor! brent felt the need to "help me out" since i probably would've crawled out of there instead of walked haha. 

anywayyyss... on our second/last full day there (three days and two nights seriously was not enough time) we did a bunch of sightseeing, walked along the water to the pier where we got to enjoy some beautiful views. my legs are still sore from so much walking! for dinner we ate at this neat rooftop restaurant! i mean i have never been to a restaurant on a rooftop! it was just so awesome! afterwards we made our way out to a bar called 'Howl at the Moon' it was hands down the best bar i have ever been to and i highly recommend it to anyone who visits chicago! It's a piano duelling type deal and the live band is AMAZING. Brent is a musician who hates top 40s music, so i was a little worried he wouldn't enjoy our night out... and even though the band did play a lot of top 40s they also did mix in a lot of oldies and brent really enjoyed himself. i think all four of us did... we pretty much talked about it the whole way home! 

our trip to chicago was successful and great, i would absolutely love to visit it again but spend more time in the city so that i'd get the chance to check out their museums! sorry about the long post... but i just had to tell ya how great the trip was!! hope everyone had a great long weekend! Down below are some pictures i took with my phone!



                   
                                     

      
 

       

funny story about our pizza, so both couples each ordered their own pizza... we were surprised by how big they were and were a little bummed we didn't all order one instead of two, since they were a little pricey! anyways, we each ate what we could and packed up the rest to eat the next day! SOO the next morning we decide to go sightseeing for a bit. once lunch time comes around we head back to our hotel for our leftover lunch! SOOO... we get in our room and GOOD NEWS is we had our room cleaned and beds made and yadayada. BAD NEWS is the cleaning ladies threw out our pizza! ALMOST TWO FULL PIZZAS! UGHHHH... can you say worst luck? we did put in a complaint, but we understood that they were just doing their jobs! lol that's definitely a story for the books. 

                   
                                 

                            
 aren't we just the cutest. that man has my whole heart. 
                                        


                   
                     


thank you chicago for being so wonderfully dreamy. i'll see you again soon!

xoxo










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