Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today I Feel Like Going to Chicago

I've only been to Chicago once.......

.....but in my 48 hours there, I fell in LOVE.

My boss happens to be from Chicago and talks of it so fondly. And if you've ever watched Giuliana and Bill you'll hear Bill talk about his incredible love for the Windy City....and as I was watching the other night.....I got the itch.....

something about that city captures the heart's of its dwellers and, apparently, even its visitors.

I took the red-eye the night of my college graduation to go to my friend Jocelyn's wedding
 (Oddly, Joc and I both ended up in Atlanta after all these years)

From the time my plane landed, our trip was non-stop.
We managed to pack so much in...which is often one of the more challenging but fun parts of vacation

-those famous bridges opening up
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-a trip to Cellular Field to see the White Sox play

-amazeball views

-a trip to Grant Park to see the landmark Buckingham Fountain
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-a MUCH too quick walk down Michigan Avenue
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-Yummy Food
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-and of course a glam wedding

Though my heart is in Atlanta, today I feel like jet-setting to the Windy City

What's Your Favorite Chicago Landmark?
Ever been to a city you can't wait to get back to?

27 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

Never been to Chicago (other than the airport on a layover), BUT I LOVE Pittsburgh, Boston (Can I visit Erica?), Reno, and Savannah, Georgia. And I can't wait to visit Atlanta! :)

Michelle said...

I went to Chicago in August. It is by far when of my favorite cities! I loved the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. So many great things to see and do there! There are also way too many cities I want to visit on my travel list!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Oooo. Chicago is def a place I would LOVE to visit!

megan said...

Never been to Chicago but it and Boston are on my go-to list!

Shannon said...

I love the reflective bean in Chicago. Totally a tourist trap, but I love it anyway!!

Young and Fabulous said...

as soon as i saw the title of this and that you were writing about CHICAGO, i immediatly thought of G&B!!

i love when i hav experiences like this in other cities...ive never been to chi-town (is that what its called?! haha) but i FELL IN LOVE with las vegas. i am dying to go back.....the business, hustle bustle, the sites. UGH we need to go ash...NEED

and boston...i cant NOT give my city some props! amazing!

annnnnnd im dying to go to atlanta. ;-) jus sayyyin

xoxox

Magan said...

Chicago is one of my all time favorite vacations! I was just watching the Today Show and they were in Chicago and it made me want to go there again so badly!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

um, why did you have to post this? my heart always aches whenever i hear about Chicago. i even teared up while watching Transformers 3 'cause it was filmed in Chicago - ha! my heart will forever be left there. you need to go back - and so do i!

p.s. maybe we can go on our runaway Pan Am flight? ;)

Rissy said...

I've never been to Chicago... and I think that needs to change.. so let's go! (in the warmer months of course : )

Jocelyn said...

Aww! Seeing our wedding pic makes me want to dig out and dust off our wedding album! It feels like yesterday we were married there. In fact Brian was actually back there this weekend! My favorite Chicago spot has to be the River East Art Center where we got married and of course the Mag Mile ;)

Jocelyn said...

As much as I live Chicago, I got "Georgia on my mind" :)

Stephanie and Such said...

OMG I love LOVE love Chicago!! I never made it to Buckingham Fountain, but that looks awesome! I loved Navy Pier, The Bean, MIch ave and of course Garrett's Popcorn. Please tell me you go some before you before! Nom nom nommy. If not, looks like you'll need to go back :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I've never been to Chicago but I would definitely LOVE to go!! That's great that you were able to do so many things in such a short amount on time!

Katie said...

I love Chicago too! I loveeee Boston and NYC more though I think. But Chicago is a close drive for us so it's a great weekend trip!

Maura said...

I love Chicago especially the Field Museum (yea a little dorky but so cool!) i've been having the itch to go back there lately and even more now after reading your post!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

fun!! i've only been once as a 16 year old, and i was much too preoccupied with trying to get some punk to fall in love with me. totally need to go back :)

Katie said...

Unfortunately, I have a strong dislike for Chicago :( Growing up 2 hours away and going to a college made up of mostly Chicago suburbanites soured my taste for the city and moooost people from there. If I had to like one thing, though, it'd be that some of my college besties (unfortunately) live there!

Tabitha Lynn said...

Love this I lived there til I was 10. M refuses to visit :(

Ashley said...

oh, i love chi-town! i wanna go back to visit my bestie asap!

Alex said...

I've never been, but I do want to see what all the fuss is about!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i have never been to Chicago..one of the places i really want to visit. That and Vegas and LA

She Speaks said...

I've never been...but keep your eye out on Living Social Escapes and Groupon Getaways...Chicago is a popular one! :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww fun! My husband is from Bloomington area (not far from Chicago) so we are headed up that way over the holidays! :)

agroeper said...

I'd love to go to Chicago! I've heard such good things about it from so many people! My favorite place is NYC. I guess I kinda took it for granted how close we were before we moved! I miss it so much!

Nikki said...

I love Chicago. If you are ever there again you should let me know I don't live that far away. We could totally plan a bloggy date.

Married...with a Pup said...

OMG, we LOVE Chicago!! WE try to go as often as possible! Chicago (to me) has the best shopping and food...the pizza is to die for!! Ok, you are making me want to go haaha! Hope you have a great weekend lady!

Jayme and Mendi said...

I went to Chicago in May with my hubz for a four day weekend & loved EVERY last second of it. Michigan Avenue has to be my own personal Heaven on Earth. ;) I'd love to get back there again, but there are so many great US cities that I want to see...San Fran, Austin & Denver are stop the list for now.

Just found your blog & loving it!!

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