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Ramblings, Thoughts and Nonsense from Me.

...I Will Show You Around

Looking down the Chicago River

Looking down the Chicago River

Day 2

i got up at 5 am to walk the city and to get a few photos and see a few things before things got busy. I wanted to get a shot of the Chicago Theatre but the lights were turned off.  I will have to try again tonight.  Made it to the Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower. This I believe is where Batman sits atop in Batman Begins.  Crossed the Chicago River several times and passed by the famous Macy's windows.  Came back to the apartment to get Sarah so we could start our day. We walked down to Millennium Park to see the Bean (Cloud Gate). This where we also caught the double decker bus tour.  I highly recommend doing this in an new city you may come to that offers it. I was given the idea from an episode of Scott Kelby's The Grid. It's a great way to see the sites learn a lot and figure out where you may want to explore later.  After the tour we realized we forgot to eat that day.  Everyone has talked bout how great the deep dish pizza was at Giordono's. We were disappointed in the deep dish we got. The crust was kind of tough and not all that flavorful.  Maybe we were there on a off day. 

Wrigley Building with Trump Tower

Wrigley Building with Trump Tower

The top of the Tribune Tower

The top of the Tribune Tower

Cloud Gate (The Bean) in Millennium Park

Cloud Gate (The Bean) in Millennium Park

Deep dish pizza from Giordono's

Deep dish pizza from Giordono's

Through out the day and on the bus ride we heard people say what a great spring day it was.  It was probably in the 60s with a slight breeze.  We felt it was still a little chilly.

We later on jumped back on the double decker bus to take it to the Shedd Aquarium.  We didn't ever actually go in the aquarium it is just the best place to see the city.  We were there a little before sunrise and didn't leave till long after dark.  Took a lot of pictures trying to get that perfect one.  We decided to walk back to our apartment instead of catching a cab.  It was a lot farther than what we thought.  We got back after 10pm.  We were exhausted once again and called it a night.

Chicago Skyline

Chicago Skyline


Day 3 to come.