When people hear I from Chicago, they tell me how cool it must be to live close to the city.
My response is lame and I admit that I really don’t know anything about the city and rarely go.
I am a country girl at heart and every time I would go to the city things happen that just stress me out. Like a bucket of water dumping on me from a high rise…. I can laugh now about it!
Anyway, it is a sad thing because Chicago really is a cool city and I now realize I need to go more.
This past weekend my best friend turned 25 and her fiance planned this fun filled trip to downtown Chicago.
It opened my eyes and I can actually say I had a blast in the city!
These two are some of my favorite people and the three of us have fun wherever we go.
So I thought I would share some instagram snaps from our mini get away!
Our hotel was super nice and so we had to celebrate drinking that fancy water
We started the day with lunch at Epic Burger which was sooo good! Such a cool vibe inside too.
Then we went to check out this well known coffee shop Intelligentsia. That’s where the cool people go I think. Except I am the totally uncool one that has to ask for ice cubes after the barista spends 5 min getting my tea temperature exact. Yeah I am a bit odd with the temperature of my drinks
Next we went to the Willis tower. Which was cool after we got up there but the near hour and a half wait was not worth it sorry. It was the never ending line and a patience builder haha but still an experience!
After that we got ready for dinner at this AMAZING brazilian steakhouse. It was my first time at a steakhouse like that and I almost died. It is a joke for Paleo people that all they do is eat a ridiculous amount of meat and if so then I fit the stereotype that night. So good and so much fun!
Our good friend David just moved into a new apartment so we went to check out his new place! Then we went to an improv show that I didn’t get a pic at. That was hysterical and I love shows like that.
That was a full day wowza.
The next morning we went to church at the Harvest Cathedral and I loved it! It was a beautiful building and I loved worshiping there!
Then we hung out a bit more and took top secret pictures in the park that I can’t share until later. But it was good way to end our trip!
And that was our weekend in the city!! I have decided to give Chicago a second chance and I will for sure go more often now
And I had to include a few pictures that Pat took. We like to banter whose the better photographer and don’t tell him but I think these are really good