After heading back home, we paused for a few minutes before getting ready to trek to The Field Museum. The walk over was unbearably freezing incomprehensibly cold. My feet and legs went numb but I tried to take it all with a grain of salt and a smile. It further solidified that as a Florida girl, I am not made for anything below 60 degrees.
I remember going to the museum once when I was very little but as with all things when you're very young, you don't quite appreciate what you're seeing. This time I took all of the exhibits in patiently. The most fascinating thing for me was the jewelry displays. It was sort of trippy seeing jewelry that was once worn by Ancient Romans and Egyptians. I thought how strange it would be if in 5000 years my engagement ring ended up in a museum like that.
After the museum, we walked down Michigan Ave a little more. We stopped at Garrett Popcorn (our first of two stops there) to pick up delicious treats. This local delight was not on my list of must-visits but my sister, who is more the food aficionado, was adamant about going and I'm glad we did. I hadn't had Garrett's in a long time and forgot just how perfectly caramelly (that isn't a word) each kernel is. I could go for some right now.
We also ate at Portillo's, mecca of Chicago street food. Chicago hot dogs were absolutely on the list. Tyler did well and didn't slather his with ketchup, though he threatened as much several times before we went. We absolutely ate like trash this trip but it was vacation - we couldn't help it.
We spent some time shopping at Water Tower Place too, just to stop at some stores we don't have in Orlando - Free People, Crumbs Cupcakes and Aritzia.
More photos to come later!
Where We Went:
The Field Museum
Water Tower Place
All photos taken with my Nexus 5 Camera and edited with VSCO Cam.