Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Our Weekend in Chicago

Kevin, his mom, and I headed to Chicago on Friday night after work.  We arrived at our hotel downtown around 10:00 p.m.  Kevin's brother and his wife were already there, along with Kevin's cousin Drew, who lives in Chicago.  We grabbed a drink from the bar in the hotel lobby and just sat around talking for a few hours before heading to bed.

*I totally forgot my camera so all you get are iphone pictures*

View from our hotel on Saturday morning - beautiful!
On Saturday morning we headed to The Field Museum.  I had never been there before so I was pretty excited to check it out.  We spent about three hours there, but could have spent three days walking through all of the exhibits!  So cool--I would definitely recommend visiting this museum, specially if you have kids.

After the museum, we headed to Giordano's for lunch.  Drew's girlfriend met up with us at this point, and we had fun spending time with her too.  Chicago style pizza was definitely on the menu for our weekend :)

We went to a late afternoon comedy show at Up Comedy Club.  It was called What The Tour Guide Didn't Tell You: A Chicago Revue.  It was soooo funny and so much fun.  I took a picture before the show started, and then I realized you aren't allowed to take pictures.  Opps.

After the comedy show, we had some time to kill before dinner, so we headed to Drew's apartment for a little bit.  I got to cuddle with his dog, Murphy.  He's such a sweet heart!  

Then we headed to dinner at Big Bowl.  They serve Chinese and Thai food.  The food and atmosphere were great.  After dinner we just went back to the hotel and hung out for a few more hours before heading to bed.

Sunday morning we went to the movie theater that was right next to our hotel and saw Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, before heading to lunch at Corner Bakery Cafe.  It reminded me of Panera, and I really enjoyed my soup and sandwich.

It was time for us all to head home after lunch, so we said our good-byes and hit the road.  We had such a great time with great people!  The weather was was cold, but it didn't snow much and the sun was out most of the time, which made it a lot better.

Have you been to Chicago?  What are some of your favorite things to do, places to eat, etc. in Chicago?


  1. The museum looks very cool. I've never been to Chicago but it always looks like a great place with amazing attractions. Glad to see you had such a fun time!

    xo Always, Abby

  2. What a fun little getaway!! Sounds like a blast :)

  3. I am from Chicago, but currently live in Florida! I own a house with my fiance, and every time I go back to plan, we usually hit up our fav sushi place, and/or steak place, Wildfire!

  4. I love the Field Museum-- it is SO cool! I also enjoy the She'd Aquarium next to museum! Glad the weather cooperated for you!

  5. That museum looks amazing! My fiance and I are such nerds, we plan our vacations around museums. I'm SO adding Chicago to our "must visit" list!