After my crazy day of travel, I got a good night’s sleep – and good thing I did, because once we got started Friday morning, we didn’t stop until we left on Sunday!
- Thursday: travel day
– Chicago Botanic Garden
– Train ride into the city
– Homewood Suites
– Pizzeria Uno
– John Hancock Building
– City streets / Oak Street Beach
– Shedd Aquarium
– Chicago Art Institute
– Shake Shack
– Millennium Park
– Navy Pier
- Sunday: travel day
On Friday, we made plans to go to the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was SO PRETTY. Seriously, it was amazing. Everything was so green and lush!
Brb, I just found the next Thomas Kinkade puzzle. That is a literal field of flowers. *swoon*
After the botanic garden and a quick lunch, we took a train from Deerfield into the city to check into our hotel suite!
This pizza place was one of the first to serve deep dish pizza in Chicago – and it did not disappoint! SO. MUCH. CHEESE.
We parted ways from my grandparents after supper; they went back to the hotel for some much needed rest while Robyn and Jennifer and I took in the gorgeous views from the top of the John Hancock Observatory:
It was the perfect time to go up – the sun was setting and it was later in the evening, so there wasn’t a huge amount of people crowding the windows.
After seeing how awesome the the beach looked from the observatory, we made a spontaneous decision to walk over and check it out! I could get used to a view like that! If I lived nearby, I think I would go every week.
Watch for the last segment of my trip tomorrow morning!
Read about the last day of my Chicago trip here:
Chicago: Part III