Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekend Chicago Trip

Kyle and I took a long weekend and headed to Chicago to see his sister Melanie and her husband Steve! We had a great weekend seeing the sights, shopping, and spending time with family!
Warning: this is a picture heavy post!
We drove to Chicago Thursday after a short work day. We got to Steve & Melanie’s house and chatted into the wee hours of the morning!
Friday morning Mel was a wonderful host and made us blueberry pancakes before venturing out into the city!DSC06079 
We headed downtown to the John Hancock building. We decided not to do the Signature Room for lunch since it was still early and just enjoyed the views from the 95th floor!
Lake Michigan & Navy PierDSC06081 
Lake Shore Drive along Lake MichiganDSC06083
More views of the city!DSC06091 
Sears Tower & the new Trump TowerDSC06094 
A view from the ground looking up!DSC06106 
These signs were all over downtown! Luckily we didn’t get nailed with any falling ice! :pDSC06107 
After the John Hancock building we walked a few blocks down to Nike Town! I was a good girl and only got 3 new head bands! I really wanted some of the new shorts they have out now! They are in fun colors and patterns!!DSC06108

After Nike Town we shopped at Water Tower Place. Kyle found a few major scores…American Eagle jeans for $15!!!DSC06110 
Kyle  is a baseball fan as are Steve & Melanie so we did a drive by of Wrigley Field! The bleacher seats on top of the houses across the street were so cool! I had no idea there was anything like that!DSC06115 
We headed out of the city for a late lunch. Portillos! I guess it’s a Chicago thing to do!!DSC06116 
I was boring and ordered a chicken sandwich. But Kyle got their famous Italian beef sandwich & a hot dog! I didn’t get a picture of the Italian beef…but here’s the hot dog!DSC06117 
He goes in for the try…DSC06118 
Thumbs up!!DSC06121 
Melanie & I stuck with the chocolate cake!! This cake was SUPER moist & amazing!!DSC06122 
We enjoyed our new try!DSC06124 
We headed backed to their place and took a walk. Kyle thought he could wear my coat! Silly boy!!DSC06131

We spent the evening playing at Game Works!! Too much fun! :)DSC06136DSC06133 
This is Kyle’s saying!!DSC06138 
The next morning we had breakfast at a cute little diner that seemed quite famous!! Kyle ordered the strawberry pancakes & LOVED all the whip cream that came with it! :)DSC06140
The rest of the day we pretty much just shopped! Which was super fun!! I will take a picture of my look to post later! We also fit in an afternoon siesta before going out for supper.
We wanted to do another Chicago thing….so we went for pizza at Giordanos!DSC06142
Pure amazing-ness!!!DSC06143 
We ordered Hawaiian and they got canadian bacon…look at all that cheesy goodness!DSC06144 
This was our first time trying Chicago style pizza!! SO good!DSC06145 
Afterwards we hit up my FAVORITE place…Coldstone!!DSC06148

We went the economical route and just bought a pint! Mmmm!!DSC06156 
Sunday was pretty much just a driving day. Thanks Mel & Steve for a fun weekend and being great hosts! Can’t wait for our next visit.DSC06147

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