Tuesday, August 23, 2011

chicago recap!

My body clock is (very) slowly getting back on school time. My creative juices are slowly flowing again, but until I'm back in full blogger mode, I thought this would be a perfect time to recap my Chicago trip.

The night I got in, Ashley, Laura, and I wanted to go to Big Star in Bucktown, but the wait was insane. So, we ended up at Feast, and it was amazing! I had a fantastic turkey burger with sweet potato fries. Yum.
 What's a trip without an iconic tourist picture?
 We then took an architecture boat tour on the Chicago River. This is the Trump Tower in Chicago, and the funniest thing to me is that no retailers will go into this building. It's been there about a year.
 Wrigley Building. Laura told me all the numbers on the clock aren't Roman Numerals at all, but they're all W's. If you look at the picture you can tell.
 We had SO much fun. Laura and Ashley were two of my closest friends in college, so it was amazing to catch up on life now and reminisce about life at Emory.


 That night we went to a concert in Millenium Park. While the concert was great, I'm sure, the best was was packing a picnic and sitting with friends and people watching. We had a ball watching everyone around us.
 Being silly...I don't wear my tennis shoes with jeans normally...my feet were just killing me and none of my shoes were agreeing.
On Saturday morning I met Meghan for a run along the Lakefront, which was beautiful. I ran 7 miles without even realizing how far it was. Oh you Chicago runners, how jealous I am of you and your temperatures and views. Aside for the beauty of the run, it was so motivational to see everyone running and training for different races along the path. There were hundreds of people.

 On Saturday we ate lunch at the top of the Hancock Building. It's free to go up, and lunch is soo reasonably priced. It's not overly-amazing, but the views are.
 And on Saturday night we went out on the town. We went to a few bars and ended up at an 80's place called Innjoy. We danced to 80's music I had long forgotten about. 
I had such a great time visiting, and I can't wait to see more of my friends in the coming year. I loved college so so much, but it's also wonderful to see how well everyone is doing as post-college people (I refrain from saying adult here, because I like to pretend...). 

13 comments:

sarah nicole said...

What a fun trip! Girlfriends are the best.

To answer your question, I teach English to 7th and 8th graders. What do you teach?

xo,

Sarah

Sarah said...

It looks like ya'll had a great trip!!

Brunette & Blessed said...

looks like a great trip! I'm impressed with the running too! props

Meg {henninglove} said...

looks like a great trip with your friends! and no worries on the running shoes sometimes comfort is key and you dont need your feet killing you when you need to sightsee and enjoy time with your friends

Bracey Pate said...

I did the architecture boat tour while I was in Chicago too! Such a fun city! Did y'all visit the bean??

Katie said...

Looks so fun! I've never been to Chicago but am dying to!

Amber said...

I'd LOVE to go to Chicago. These pics make it look so much fun too :)

Julie said...

Glad you had a great trip! All of your outfits are adorable!!

Sam @ Sam Bock Illustration & Design said...

Love the pics! Looks so fun. I have wanted to go to Chicago for a while now...fingers crossed I get to go out there for a business trip this year!

anonperfectgirl said...

That looks like so much fun!

Meghan said...

I love Feast and Innjoy! Great choices!

Kelly said...

You all have the cutest outfits! And you're normal people (I mean that in a good way!) You give me hope! :)

Stephanie said...

Looks like a great trip! I went to college in Chicago and I miss it oh so much. These photos just made my day!

xo,
Stephanie (Big Mario Life)