Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chicago - June 2013

Our weekend in Chicago was an absolute blast. I can't say we made much of an effort to fit in any touristy activities, but we had so much fun catching up with J's college roommates. They are a crazy bunch when they get together. Crazy.

We flew in bright and early Friday and met up with everyone by lunchtime. Traveling from the airport (O'Hare) to the city is not hard at all. It might take a little while, but we are all about spending the $2 subway pass versus the $45 cab fare. That $45 went to good use on drinks...

I know I said we didn't play tourist, but what's a trip to Chicago without a visit to the bean? The weather was perfect for outdoor drinks in Millenium Park.

The Linden St Boys - just missing Drew (the groom!)

This picture is much more representative of them...

We headed over to the Navy Pier from the Bean. Not going to lie, this is because you can walk around with open containers within the pier. And look at that blue sky. 

Before I knew it, the guys had signed us up for 30 minutes of biking around the Pier. Seriously, what?! 

We asked the employee which way to more bars....followed her directions....aaand ended up at the water. You got us, bike rental employee, you got us good. Yes, there was a train of 5 bikes between all of the out!

 Within about 10 minutes of biking, we were over it. So we headed back and made our way down the Pier. 

Boys will be boys....back to their college days

 Later on after the rehearsal dinner, we found the groom! Drew and J were roommates for much of college. He is an AMAZING artist!

I'll be doing a separate post for the wedding, but I managed to snap a few scenic photos of the city while J and I were killing time before our flight home on Sunday. 

And what's a trip to Chicago without deep dish?! (OK - honestly, I so prefer thin crust pizza. But hey, when in Chicago...)

Have you been to Chicago? If so, what's your favorite thing to do? Next time we have to opportunity to visit Chicago, we are definitely fitting in the boat tour!

Here's a recap of our first trip to Chicago!

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1 comment:

  1. is it just me or does j look small among his friends? they are all so tall!

    looking forward to the wedding post!


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