we tried to squeeze as much as we could into the few days that we had. we enjoyed a great dinner at anteprima, they gave us a round table which is always awesome . i got to catch up with friends i haven’t seen in over a year. so sweet to pick up where we left off. we ate the most delicious croissants at beans and bagels. we also had a wonderful casual dinner at handlebar. we hit up mellenium park where we checked out the big bean like sculpture and the huge fountains. we visited the chicago cultural center which was absolutely stunning. i wanted to be comfortable for all the running around downtown so i wore my farra fawsett-esque bell bottoms. their was a sweet gentlemen on the platform and he was coaching me as josh snapped these photos before we hopped on the train. he said, “go on girl, strike a pose.” josh told him to jump in there and he totally did. so fun! he reminded me of one of my uncles…very friendly and not shy at all.
i really loved traveling on the “L” elevated train. it was another reminder of home. i grew up in a section of queens where the “A” train was elevated. it was fun to pass through various neighborhoods and check out all the architecture. there was no way we’d be able to see as much, had we not ridden the train.
the chicago symphony orchestra was practicing and we got to enjoy some classical music in the park. how amazing is this performance space? random tangent: you may have noticed that in many of the chicago photos, i have my head tilted toward the right. i had a gnarly pimple on the right side of my face that i was trying to hide. you know the one, where you’re like, i shouldn’t pop it, and then you do, and it’s a disaster. yup, one of those.
here you can sort of see, said pimple, it’s not as horrible in this photo, but it was a nasty little sucker. josh and i both have crooked bottom teeth so we’ve trained ourselves to smile only using the top. it works like a charm.