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November 10, 2011

Chicago Trip In Pictures

I know it's been a long time coming...
but my Chicago trip photos are here to share! After quite the long camera ordeal, I now have it fixed and I'm just reliving our awesome trip by sharing these photos with you!

For those of you that weren't in the loop, BF and I took a train trip to Chicago to spend a long weekend with his sister and her fiance. I absolutely fell in love with Chicago, and had a blast with some of my favorite people.

Before I share, I first need to say thank you to all of you wonderful friends who suggested places for us to visit, dine, and shop! I tried as many suggestions as possible, and overall... it was one of the best trips ever!

Our trip first started when Adam's sweet mom dropped us off at the Amtrack train station at 6 a.m. Please note our much needed coffee pick-me-ups! Yowza. Adam had never been a train before, and I was in 3rd grade when my parents took us on a train vacation so we were really excited.

We were actually surprised by how much room we had in the cabin. Our seats fully reclined, were super comfy, which worked out well for our early morning naps! We talked, read, watched movies, and whenever we needed a scenery change, we went to the observation or dining car!

If you ever want to look into a train trip, we loved Amtrack! What a cheap and stress free way to travel - check it out!

{ Isn't the view pretty? }

That evening we went out to dinner to celebrate our 2 year anniversary, and just had a great time walking hand in hand as we explored the city.

The next day Adam and I decided to grab a coffee and walk to Millennium Park, which was only a few minutes away. We watched the kids play in this awesome fountain for a while, then headed over to The Bean to visit this must-see cultural icon.

We met up with Meredith and Kyle after that for an adventurous afternoon, including Navy Pier, the lake, the aquarium, a boat ride, and adorable photos by the fountain...

Unfortunately, my silly camera died after our first full day there, and like you know, my camera charger went MIA.

I wish I could've captured our adventures in Wicker Park/Bucktown, the amazing food tour {highly recommended!}, our sunset visit to the John Hancock observatory {check out the view here!}, countless long gourmet dinners, and shopping extravaganzas... *sigh* Take me back!


Have a travel itch that you need to scratch? Where do you think your next trip will be?

Stay tuned... world's best cinnamon roll recipe coming soon!


  1. Awww :) You two are too cute!! I love living vicariously through people's travel photos. I have not been to Chicago but my fiance lived there a few years back and he can't wait to bring me there to show me around. Glad you enjoyed your time and I hope you have a great weekend!!!

  2. Wow, looks like you guys had so much fun! You got some great pictures. So sorry your camera died. We're going to Chicago next year, I'm excited. That fountain is neat! Happy Anniversary! You two are adorable together. :)

  3. That looks like such a fun trip! And your red shirt is super cute :)

  4. So glad to hear you had a fun time visiting my home town Chicago! Looks like you had perfect weather for your trip too!! Today it's 32 degrees and snowing :(

  5. wow, looks so fun! I hate when my camera dies just when I want it most :(

  6. Looks like you had a great time! Hubby and I are hoping to visit Savannah, GA next year for our 5 year wedding anniversary. We've both wanted to visit Savannah for a long time, so I'm crossing my fingers that it works out!

  7. Looks like you had so much fun!! Chicago is on my list of places I want to visit soon!! Have a great weekend!


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