Monday morning we woke up bright and early to head to the Shedd Aquarium and I am so glad we did. I've read it gets super busy and you can wait in line for hours just to buy tickets, especially in the summer. We purchased a City Pass prior to going to Chicago, so we didn't have to worry about tickets. But when we were heading to leave it was exactly how everyone had described, JAM PACKED and lines out the door! So glad we were some of the first in line!
The Little Goat for lunch. Holy yum.
BLVDier. I am so proud of them. They opened up their shop and it is going so well, and it was so fun to see all of their stuff in action! If anyone is headed to Chicago and/or lives in the area and is looking for custom fit clothing - give Zach a call. You won't regret it.
Sprinkles; headed back to the hotel and took it easy for the rest of the night. Tuesday we woke up and headed to eat some yummy breakfast from Toni's Patisserie and Cafe. French Nutella crepes, amazing coffees and macaroons for the road, sign me right up!
Millennium Park and Bennett got a good look at "THE MAGIC BEAN!"
BP Bridge to check out Maggie Daley Park to let Bennett have a full day of running splashing and everything in between. Lainey played a little too, but she mostly just napped in the shade! Y'all that park is AWESOME. Chicago had my heart many moons ago, but that put another point for their team in my book.
Crown Fountain back in Millennium Park this time!
Gibson's. Max, my younger brother, is dating Alison and she's living in the city for the summer so she met up with us for dinner (fail, no photo included)!
Eataly. It's no where near the real thing, but for a few moments I can take in the flavors and be slightly transported back to one of the most magical times in my life, my semester abroad in Florence, Italy. And lets be real, it's a lot of good cheese, pasta, wine and pizza. So, it's good regardless of if it reminds me of Florence or not. And Alison met up with us again, so the company was great too!
Eataly, we packed up and headed back to the hotel for a little nighttime swim.