We are slowly but surely hacking away at our Midwest hit list, one city at a time. Chicago honestly hasn't been my top priority, I have heard many cool things about it, but also a few discouraging things like that it has more murders annually than New York and LA combined. YIKES! I was understandably hesitant. Kara flew out to see us for her spring break because she's a gem and it was WAY cheaper to fly to Chicago than to Indy so the timing was perfect and we planned to start her week off with a bang. I had a handful of points leftover on our airline credit card that made our California trip possible last Christmas so I wanted a hotel room for all of us with free breakfast and a pool for a tiny tiny price. Let's just say the Best Western we ended up at reinforced the lesson I already learned in Cleveland... with hotels, you get what you pay for. Luckily we only needed it for the one night because we had a party to get to! 

After a good amount of research our final itenerary included:

Cloud Gate (AKA "The Bean") & Millennium Park
Portillos Hot dogs and Chocolate Cake
Navy Pier
Dylan's Candy Shop
The Architectural Boat Tour
Giordano's Pizza

I have to say this is one of my very favorite cities we have been to. I could have stayed at that playground alone the entire day! The city seemed very tourist friendly- everything we wanted to see was within walking distance, although after trucking it 9.1 miles by the end of the day and my 9 month pregnant pelvis was a little bit resistant. The food was amazing, we hit the jackpot on weather, and the boat ride was truly fascinating. I can't wait to get back here and explore more.


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