Weekend in the Windy City.

After making the journey from the Southern Hemisphere back to the Northern, my mom and I stopped for a whirlwind weekend in Chicago to visit my sister before flying on to Colorado. Seeing as my previous experience with Illinois had been limited to the O’Hare Airport, it was quite exciting to get to explore a new city. We crammed a lot into an impossibly short weekend- including shopping on Oak Street, Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, a boat tour in a Chicago water taxi, and jet lag-inspired 5am walk along Lake Michigan. Chicago, a wonderful contradiction of a big city without the intimidation and skyscrapers with abundant parks and beaches, was easy to adore.

Sunny afternoon in the city.Tunnel Vision

The Magnificent Mile.

The Magnificent Mile.

The Talbott

The Talbott Hotel- Where we stayed

Sunrise on Michigan Ave

Sunrise on Michigan Ave

Enjoying the view

Silhouettes enjoy the sunrise over Lake Michigan

Oak Street BeachLake Michigan

Oak Street Shopping

Oak Street Shopping

Wendella Boat Rides on Michigan AveChicago River Experience

Chicago by water

Chicago by water

The Allerton HotelHello ChicagoI’m now back in Colorado for awhile before I head to Iceland (one month!) and nothing feels better than being home. Keep an eye out soon for updates on what I’ll be doing in Iceland!

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”

– G. K. Chesterton

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