Chi-town dreams

The way some people dream of the Big Apple is how I've always dreamed about Chicago.  This January I got the chance to visit the windy city & make  that dream a reality! While visiting a friend in Southern Il, we took a whirlwind roadtrip to Chi-town.  

And. I. Loved. It.


Brief though it was, I loved every second of my visit. As we drove down the Mag Mile (I know, I sound JUST like a local ;)) I glanced to my right and left in glee.  I loved the vibe of the city: urban, fast paced, & rich in culture.






I perused a guidebook and collected tons of fascinating facts to sprinkle in conversation (because I'm nerdy like that). For instance, did you know Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented in a Montgomery Wards store in Chicago?  If you make it to Who Wants to be a Millionaire someday and that question earns you big money; you can thank me then :)


NO visit to Chicago is complete without sampling some deep-dish pizza; and sweet mother of pearl Giordano's was divine!



I got lucky & got to enjoy the first heavy snowfall of the season.





I also made time to visit Sue the ginormous T-Rex at The Field Museum.




For those of you taking notes, I ticked off 3 whole items from my 101 in 1001 list!

#5 Visit Chicago

#15 Take a road trip (we drove from St. Louis to Chicago) &

#94 I also visited a chiropractor while I was in Illinois.  Don't worry, I'll refrain from showing off those images :)



Here's my favorite photo from the trip: my friend Amy & I :)