Friday, May 30, 2014

Chicago Part 1.

This post is a little late, but upon my arrival home, I realized... there was much to be done at work so we are getting to the Memorial Day holiday bananza a wee bit late.

So my desire to see more of the world is ever intensifying and I am going to start with the country I call home first.
The big cities are on my checklist and from what my friends have told me, I had to do Chicago.
And I am so very glad I did.

{Sweater: Fancy, Shorts: OneTeaspoon, Shoes: Chucks, Sunnies: Chanel}

I feel like it's rather impossible to get through an entire vacation without having some sort of meltdown at an airport.
This is me, calm and collected, after my mini-meltdown upon losing my ID card in the security line.

Then it was off to the clouds for our trip to Illinois!
Shoutout to Jim from Boston who is an excellent person to sit next to and a new buddy.

Sleepy selfie before knocking out

And then upon waking up...
Clearly excited.

= = = 

My best friend and I stayed at the W in downtown and called this sweet little paradise our home for the next four days.

Then we were off the next morning, being as touristy as humanly possible.


First stop: SkyDeck in the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)
 Just hanging out 100+ stories up in the sky...



I find it funny and terrifying at the same time that this week, this little casing is now shattered.
I'm glad we were able to get up here and see Chicago from this height while we did!

Then in true adventure form, my bestie Cynthia and I got lost trying to find The Bean and stumbled upon Grant Park where we goofed around and soaked in the great sun and excellent lighting for some selfie love...


All weekend, Chicago natives marveled at the rare burst of perfect 75 degree weather that blessed the city while us Angelenos were there...


We were creeping on all the lovebirds hanging out around us.





And after about an hour of going basically... all the way around the dang Bean, we found it!

After hours of walking and wandering, we were starving.
We were told we must try Gino's East (which happened to be in the middle of all the glorious shopping). 
Lucky me!

This was a deep dish pizza aka a PIE basically of chewy dreamy cheese.
I loved it.

And hot wings for days.

= = = 

With more than 12 hours of walking under our belt, we decided to call it a night and rest up for day 2!

More updates to come!
Btw, I am absolutely having Chicago withdrawal and am trying to figure out the best time to go see the Windy City again.

-Jessica- 

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