I've always had a desire to visit Chicago. In October I was fortunate enough
to take a short trip out there with my mother-in-law to spend time with
Brittany, Trevor, and little baby Maili! I felt guilty leaving Taylor behind
but boy was this trip worth the sacrifice. Brit & Trev live in the loop
down town and live steps away from incredible
shopping (H&M, Anthropology, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, etc), a vast selection
of restaurants, the metra train (Blue Line), and just a few blocks away from Millennium park where you will find what locals call "The Bean".
The weather was absolute perfection and so we took advantage
spending hours each day exploring the city.
The walking just about killed my 27 week preggo body
but it was worth the pain, blisters, and craps. I found myself quietly "ooing" and "awing"
at the elaborate architecture that seemed to embodythe heart and spirit of the city.
The Chicago River was stunning- majestic really.
It gracefully flowed right through downtown Chicago and created
a peaceful contrast to the busy rhythm of the city.
Chicago is easily one of my top 5 favorite cities.
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.