Monday, June 24, 2013

Chicago Sunup To Sundown

We started day 2 in Chicago by waking up to the bluest sky, which made us feel like we were in for a great day. Matt and I made a calendar prior to leaving Oakland, which listed our "must-dos" in each city. A river tour was on the list for both of us. We debated between CAF and Wendella and decided on the latter. It was such a pleasant way to see the city, river and lakefront, all from the deck of the boat.
Boeing Headquarters in Chicago, which according to the tour guide, is floating above ground in certain sections and was ridiculously expensive to build (I will research that later).
This family of mine, I am so lucky...little mister slept through most of the tour.
We decided this city is one of the most beautiful we have visited and you can see why!
Awake on the boat-I can't wait until we both look at the camera at the same time.
Who loves a Wendella tour? This guy!
We stopped for a quick break to cool down.  How he drinks a hot coffee in 90 degree, crazy humid weather is a mystery to me. We slathered on the sunscreen and strolled over to the park.
Selfie at the bean-little mister is sleeping.
Next stop...Wicker Park. Papa had to carry the stroller up and down the stairs, which wasn't easy in that heat, so thank you, we love you!!
We loved Wicker Park. It had a great vibe, unique stores, a fun ice cream mix-in shop and the BEST Walgreens I have ever been to. I mean, a vitamin vault? I happened to find the cutest vitamin lover ever.
The weather looked like it was taking a turn for the worse, so we headed back to the hotel. When we got off the train it turned out the rain clouds missed us and instead of going back to the hotel we walked (many blocks) to Navy Pier. 
On our way, we stopped by one of the largest fire houses in the US (according to them) and just as they were showing us one of their oldest trucks, the speaker sounded, one of the guys slid down the fire pole and they were off.
Matt said something about being "straight out of the untouchables." That guy of mine loves quoting movies that I don't know.
We ended the night by walking (many blocks) to Cantina Laredo for tacos and guacamole. It was indeed, a great day. Thank you, Chicago, for a perfect start to this adventure.

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