Chicago Part 1

November 22, 2011 — Leave a comment

We are back from our latest adventure! We spent a little time in Chicago at the end of last week and then headed to Iowa for a family wedding. We had a good time, although I am still recovering and our stroller is lost somewhere at the Philadelphia airport (Why oh why does US Airways always loose our stuff!). I am very thankful that it is a short week!  I thought I would share a few pictures from our trip. I also have some pictures of interesting architectural details from the Art Institute which I will post up separately.

As usual we ate well (a very high priority when we travel)! We tried deep dish pizza at Geno’s East (one of the original places). The kids loved it because you can draw on the walls and furniture. Who knew graffiti could be such a good luck? We also ate Chicago style hot dogs and at the opposite end of the spectrum, we had dinner at Frontera Grill  (thanks Dad!), Rick Bayless’s famous Mexican restaurant. The meal at Frontera Grill did not disappoint; even the kids loved it! However I don’t think I will be trying to recreate deep dish pizza or Chicago style hot dogs any time soon.

We also went to Millennium Park and checked out the Jay Pritzker Pavillion, the Crown Fountain (the water was turned off) and “the bean” (technically called the Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor ) which is really amazing. Sam was an especially big fan! The weather was quite cold, so we didn’t do quite as much sightseeing as we might have otherwise. Fortunately the Art Institute of Chicago is right next door so we decided to spend some time there (more to come later).

I hope everyone is enjoying their short week and travels safely!

P.S. If anyone sees a blue double stroller in a large black bag at the Philly airport, please let me know!

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