If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you know that I have spent the week in Chicago and let me tell you, my first trip to the Windy City was a wild success. I flew to Chicago for training and truly enjoyed my visit. My hotel was in an area of the city called River North and with my schedule at work I had a few hours to explore the city one afternoon. Let me say, what a cool city. The architecture was amazing and the next time I am back I hope to take the architectural boat tour. Until then, I had a great time zigzagging over the bridges; the weather was a perfect crisp afternoon. I walked around Millennium Park and saw the world famous Bean, which really is as amazing as it looks in photos. On my way back to the office I walked up Magnificent Mile and without over 460 stores in eight city blocks – it is a very interesting, condensed version of Fifth Avenue. Here are the pictures from my afternoon of exploring:
My last night in Chicago, Valentine’s Day, I went with a few coworkers to see an Improv show at the world famous Second City. I have been dying to go since I read about Tina Fey’s time there in BossyPants and the show surely did not disappoint. We saw Four Girls and a Guy – a One Night Stand with Second City. The two and a half hour show was great and I highly recommend it to anyone, native or tourist!
Overall, I had a great time and am excited to go back next month, by New York, New York will ALWAYS by “my” city.
Have you been to Chicago? Did you enjoy it?
Ps. Next week I am taking a break for all of the usual things I blog about to expand on my bucket list. There are lots of amazing places on there that I have been fortunate enough to visit and I will be highlighting and explaining some of my favorite journeys. Get ready for this “past adventures” series!Pps. It has come to my attention that many people who were subscribed to Sparkles & Shoes via email got an email from Feedburner this morning to confirm their subscription. I am sorry about this and if you did not get one and you should have please email sign up on my sidebar, thanks!