Hey Chicago… Thanks for a delightfully fun time!

My next stop brought me to Chicago to visit my friends, Matt & Sarah for the weekend. It was so good to see them since the last time I saw them was at their wedding about 3 months ago. I loved being able to experience their world and explore Chicago with them!

Once I flew into town on Friday, Matt picked me up and we stopped for some lunch and to explore his old neighborhood along the way to Wheaton. We stopped to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s home as well as some amazing homes with stunning architecture.

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For dinner we made our way out for some tasty Chicago deep dish pizza…

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And then settled in at their home with the pups for some low-key evening of movie watching. Aren’t they adorable? I really enjoyed my time with these 2 as well…meet Kisa and Chiaki.

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Kisa
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Chiaki

The next day was full of all sorts of adventures as we made our way to the Windy City of Chicago! Even though it was still chilly it was a beautiful day to get out and explore – I’m so glad spring is just around the corner!

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We made our way to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears tower) and after much patience we finally made our way to the 103rd floor to see some amazing views!

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I loved the glass ledges – they were quite popular!

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After seeing the amazing views from the Willis Tower, we went off to find some lunch and along the way we started a walking art tour. I had some great tour guides who guided us very well to maximize our Chicago city adventure.

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I loved all the fun art along the way…

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I got to try a Chicago dog for lunch for the first time, it was quite the experience! I’m not a fan though…

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We continued to explore some more of the city as we carried on along the walking art tour….

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Matt sliding down a piece of Picasso art sculpture

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We made our way to Millennium Park where there are all kinds of fun things to do and see… like the ever popular bean….or as noted in the art tour, the cloud gate…

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We stopped for some tea and a place to rest our weary legs…I enjoyed some bubble tea of course…

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We continued on to the popular shopping area, the Magnificent Mile where we found this little gem tucked away…

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A cupcake ATM?! What a delightful and fun novelty thing to do in this energetic city! It even had a fun name that I highly approve of…sprinkles. Plus, the cupcake was really good too.

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We quickly made our way back / speed walked to the train after realizing our level of tiredness…decided to call it a day and stayed in for an evening of left over deep dish pizza and another movie (this time Matt got to pick)…I am so grateful for such a delight-FULL day of adventures with these dear friends.

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Sunday started off with making breakfast together…waffles (and delicious tea too)! This is one of my favorite meals and things to do with friends – make breakfast, especially waffles. Queue the song “makin’ bacon pancakes”….which may have been sung during this time. 🙂 my heart is so full…

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We made our way to church and I greatly enjoyed the message about receiving God’s gifts, which recently this has been a season of just that. Quite timely.

After church, Sarah and I went out for some quality time to one of the cute nearby downtown areas for some lunch and coffee and a little bit of shopping.

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The rest of the evening entailed some good quality downtime, spaghetti & wine, and preparing for the week ahead for all….along with an early bedtime. Which I was incredibly grateful for since my sleeping schedule has had me awake so early lately…not sure why my body thinks between 4-6 AM is a good time to wake up during my travels?

Chicago has treated me well and I am so thankful to have been able to spend this time with Matt & Sarah before all of our lives continue with more life-changes – full speed ahead with a grateful and full heart!

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One comment

  1. I was in Chicago this summer and loved it! Glad you are having fun on your trips. Can’t wait to see you for our Harpers Ferry girls weekend!

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