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Friday, April 4

Chicago, Day 2 & 3: Seeing the Sights

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This post will be a little out of order until I can gather more pictures from our trip. So, we'll skip right ahead to Day 3! We spent the morning going to a local thrift store which I have always loved digging through. I'm not sure if I just wasn't in the mood to dig or it was way too busy to fight for deals, but I walked away with nothing which rarely if ever happens. Whenever I'm in Chicago, I leave with an extra suitcase full of thrifted and vintage finds. I'm convinced thrift stores in Chicago have the best vintage - New York is overpriced although San Francisco was ok - but this time, and maybe fortunately, I left with nothing.

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!

Chicago Day 3
Where We Went:

The Field Museum
Garrett Popcorn
Portillos
Water Tower Place

All photos taken with my Nexus 5 Camera and edited with VSCO Cam.


Thrift Stores Chicago
Thrift Stores Chicago


Museum Campus Chicago
Museum Campus Chicago
The Field Museum
The Field Museum
The Field Museum

The Field Museum
The Field Museum

The Field Museum


Portillos
Portillos

1 comments:

Welcome Home Taylor said...

Chicago is my favorite! I was just there this past weekend and it was gorgeous out!

xoxo
Taylor

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