Monday, October 10, 2011

Chicago Trip – Day 3

This was our last day before we had to fly back to Philly, so we wanted to make it count. We got up bright and early, had breakfast at the hotel and walked over to Millennium Park to see The Bean! It was even bigger and more impressive that I could have imagined. It was also a beautiful day in the city, so you could see all of the buildings and clouds reflecting off of it. We took a ton of pics and then walked around the park for a bit.

The Bean!

Bean shenanigans

Geof and I at The Bean

Millennium Park and the "Face" Fountains

From the park, we caught a cab down to Hot Doug’s in the Chicago suburbs. This is a place I’ve heard many good things about and I loved the name, so we had to go. I knew it had to be good as soon as the cab pulled up because there was a line down the block. The food was worth the wait and it was the best dog I’ve ever eaten.

Hot Doug's

We headed back downtown to Navy Pier. I was freezing (and a little cranky) by this point. Geof was my hero because he got me a hoodie right away from one of the souvenir shops to solve all of my problems (except for the fact that I didn’t bring sneakers or a coat…I’m an idiot). When they call Chicago “The Windy City”, they weren’t joking and I’ll know better next time. The pier was having an Octoberfest event that we checked out and then we just walked down the pier to take in the sights on a gorgeous afternoon. We settled on Margaritaville for some drinks and then started back for our hotel.

Us at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

We got ready and headed went to Lou Malnati’s for dinner so I could have my first taste of a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. It was everything I expected and more. From dinner, we walked down by Millennium Park and checked out a local pub for some drinks to end the night. I was so glad Amy & Chad were able to meet us and we had an awesome weekend together.

Lou Malnati's

Chicago is a beautiful city with really nice people. I couldn’t believe how friendly everyone was for it being a major metropolitan area. I think I’ve become a little jaded by the Northeast and expect others to behave the same. It was a pleasant surprise and I look forward to visiting again someday!


Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

So JCW was in Chicago last week and started telling me about a pizza pot pie he had I already knew all about it thnaks to your blog...It was soooo funny! Happy Monday! xx

Melissa said...

I want to go to Chicago someday!

We went to Baltimore a few years ago and I was amazed at how much nicer everyone was! I think people most places are nicer than the ones in the Northeast :P

Mel said...

I'm catching up on your posts. Hot Doug's. Sheesh, yet another spot I still haven't been. Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinders - I love it! Lou Malnati's - I may be the only person in Chicago who does not like their pizza. You hit up some great spots. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like such a fun time in chicago. I love chicago its such a fun city!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay! What a perfect day (except the cold wind) to end your trip! You guys got so much in for three days!

That pizza looks good!! And is that sauerkraut? YUM!!! My mouth is watering :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What a great time! All my trips to Chicago and I've never been to the bean! And that pizza?? YUM!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Oh my god that pizza looks delish!

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