Chicago Trip – Day 2

I think this day was by far the busiest day we had. It was all so great though. It’s just so hard to fit everything that you want to do in when you only have a few days and especially when you have never been somewhere before and you just want to do everything! I recommend all of the things we did this day! We got up super early and went until probably 1 a.m. I was exhausted by the end of the night! So worth it!

First, we went downtown by Michigan Avenue where a lot of the site seeing is. This is just me standing with a lot of the older skyscrapers in the background.

Standing in front of Buckingham Fountain.

Jake in front of the fountain with the skyscrapers in the back.

Jake at Bears Stadium…well I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s where they play 🙂

Shedd Aquarium. This was actually one of my favorite things of the trip because I love marine and “aquatic” animals. They had a lot of animals there. The dolphins swimming everywhere and they had a bunch of Beluga whales. The otters and the penquins were the cutest. They also had one of those Shark things you could walk under. I almost felt like I was back home at Sea World 🙂

Back at Buckingham fountain with the water on…so pretty!

Millenium Park. They have live music there every day during the summer.

The BEAN! Actually this is called Cloud’s Gate, which I only knew because I read about it before hand. I always pictured it to be so shiny, which it was, but it was covered in fingerprints! I don’t know why I didn’t expect that with everyone touching it all the time. I just thought it was funny. But I have always wanted to see it and take a picture there. Check!

On the riverwalk.

What I Wore:

Top – Anthropologie; Shorts – American Eagle Outfitters; Shoes – Toms (best shoes to walk in!); Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The Purple Pig, off of Michigan Avenue. This had to be my favorite restaurant of the trip (thanks Hailey and Courtney for telling me about this!) It’s kind of just hiding in the corner, but you have to go and eat on the patio. Ohmigoodness it was sooo good! I wanted to order everything! This is a must go!

They have a bunch of schemers (I wish I could have tried more of them); we got the cucumber and feta with bread and I downed it! Then we got the greek tuna, muscles, and artichokes. It’s kind of a tapas place, which I love because then you can get a little bit of everything. The muscles were the best I had ever tried! It seems like I’m exaggerating…I’m not. I would go there every week if I didn’t live hours away.

Riding the subway out to Wrigley Field for our first game of the week! O and don’t worry, we stopped and got wings too…Wrigleyville (as they call it – the blocks all around the stadium) has tons of places to go hang out and eat for miles it seems. Such great food down that way also! More bar type food, pizza, and game type food, but still great. We got ten wings for like $2.00!

Cubs vs. Tigers at Wrigley Field

Cubby Bear! (yes I am fully aware of the creeper behind me)

After the game the subway is waaaay too packed to get right on, so we decided to go hang out for a while. We went shopping for a little and then went and listened to a local band at Cubby’s. So fun!

If you go to Chicago, you have to go to a baseball game! Wrigley Field is such an amazing stadium because it’s one of the few older ones left! It’s really cool to see. Get yourself some nachos and enjoy a game!

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