Take Me Out to the Windy City

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Finally made it to Chicago! It’s a city I’ve been wanting to visit for years. Here’s some photos to capture the weekend:

Cloud gate (“the bean”) is a popular tourist photo stop and after seeing it, I can understand why….plus, it’s housed in Millennium Park. This park is a must-see! It’s vast, green and lovely. The park contains several museums, fountains, art installations, bike trails etc. We also checked out Wrigley field. I’m not a sports fan but the history and enthusiasm of the ballpark is contagious.

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Barely pictured: The deep dish pizza I inhaled. To my surprise and delight, it was delicious. Also, Chicago seems to have caught on to the donut craze and now, the cronut phase. They called this a doughssant. New name, same great hybrid. Yum!

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Biking in Millennium Park. It was lovely and pedaling along the water, I felt like I was back in Los Angeles. That is, until the sky opened up and within minutes I was soaked through with rain. While in a tank top and shorts.  Well played, Chicago. Well played.

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See….just like  Southern California.

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Until the great summer storm of 2014 hit the city. It lasted about 7 minutes and nearly forced me to steal an umbrella from a child (see said child in photo below). In the end, there was nothing to do but bike through the rain laughing and strategically head towards a glass of wine. And a nice cheese plate. A perfect last meal in the city!

 

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Until next time, Chicago!

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