A Taste of Chicago

April 21, 2010

While Bry was enjoying the Cubs game with his dad on Saturday, several of us took the opportunity on a beautiful sunny day to see some of downtown Chicago.  What better way to do that than the Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tour? Luckily, Bo recommended this tour as the best way to see downtown without doing miles and miles of walking.

It was a little chilly and windy…duh, it IS Chicago…but we did a similar tour of New York City several years ago and loved it, so we were psyched for this day.  You can see everything and do it at your own speed, plus you get the feel of the city a little bit since you’re experiencing all of the sounds and smells as well as the sights.

We took a ton of photos, and wanted to share some of our favorites with you.  Chicago: we’ll be back for more of you as soon as we can!  We had a blast!

Chicago Theater

Chicago Theater

Macy's Downtown Chicago

Macy's (2nd largest department store on Earth) Still has Marshall Field And Company sign.

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. Tour

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. Tour (yes, the bus was furry.)

Downtown Chicago Tour

BigSis & LilSis on top of the Double Decker

Chicago Michaelangelo Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago Museum: Michaelangelo is misspelled!

Chicago Picasso

Chicago Picasso (showing off a Blackhawks helmet)

Chicago Sears Tower Ledge

Sears Tower Ledge: look at the people in the clear dangling cubes!

Millennium Park

Millennium Park

Chicago Mirror Girl Model

This Mirror Girl model was doing a photo shoot in Millennium Park

Millennium Park Brick Face Fountain

Millennium Park Brick Face Fountain

Millennium Park Brick Face Fountain

Millennium Park Brick Face Fountain

Chicago Tulips Millennium Park

Posing with the tulips in Millennium Park

The Bean at Millenium Park

BigSis in front of The Bean

Chicago Bean Millennium Park

The Bean in Millennium Park

Chicago Bean Millennium Park Camera

The sisters bein' goofy at The Bean!

And, last but not least, you can’t talk about Chicago without talkin’ about ‘Da Bears’.

Soldier Field

Soldier Field (Go BEARS!)

Towards the end of the tour, it got a little too chilly to ride on top of the bus so we had to go down below, which is why we have no photos of the Harbors or Navy Pier.  We may have to go back this Summer to capture some of the activities down by the water.

We could see Bry again before he ships out and while there we could take another Double Decker Bus tour when it’s warm enough to stay on the top of the bus for the entire tour! We don’t mind looking like tourists!

And next time, we’ll make sure to take photos of all the infamous Chicago food! Chicago pizza, Chicago dogs, more pizza, beef sandwiches, more pizza, gyros…

We could go on, and on, and on about the food in Chicago!  :-)

~LilSis

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9 Comments so far

  1. Posted by Maggy

    April 23, 201011:03 am

    Great photos! Now I want to go to Chi-town. You guys look great :)
    .-= Maggy´s last blog post … Lola Tomasa’s Morcon =-.

  2. Posted by Michelle

    April 23, 20105:00 pm

    Hey! This is where I live and I still love walking Chicago. Great city!

    Glad you had a good time!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog post … Linguine with Spinach Pesto Sauce =-.

  3. Posted by Cookin' Canuck

    April 23, 20106:36 pm

    I had an opportunity to visit Chicago for the first time a couple of years ago and would love to go back to explore more of this city.

  4. Posted by Jenny Flake

    April 24, 201011:56 am

    Oh my gosh, you guys are sooo cute!! I love all of these great Chicago pictures, especially since I have never been! Looks like a fabulous trip!!
    .-= Jenny Flake´s last blog post … Roasted Banana Cinnamon Rolls =-.

  5. Posted by BigSis

    April 25, 201010:17 am

    Thanks, Jenny! 😀 I’d never been to Chicago either, and can’t wait to go back!

  6. Posted by BigSis

    April 25, 201010:19 am

    Hey, Michelle! We love your city. I live in Dallas, which is a fun place, but there’s SO much more to do and see in downtown Chicago! We’re coming back for more asap!

  7. Posted by Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    April 28, 201012:17 pm

    Love Chicago especially Geno’s east pizza!! Great pictures~!!
    .-= Cathy – wheresmydamnanswer´s last blog post … Their Last Supper Book Giveaway – Advanced Copy! =-.

  8. Posted by LilSis

    April 28, 20102:04 pm

    Thanks, Maggy!

  9. Posted by LilSis

    April 28, 20102:07 pm

    Cookin’ Canuck – My husband grew up in Chicago and I’ve been visiting there for almost 20 years now but there’s still never enough time to see everything!

    Thanks, Cathy – We wished that we would have taken a photo of the large cheese pizza at Gino’s East that the guys shared! That was some pizza!

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