Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Chicago Takeover

Cleveland has my heart, but I may have a little crush...

I spent Thursday - Monday in Chicago for the annual BlogHer conference, with a little bit of playtime built in as well. I'm back in the 216, with a happy glow from my trip and full of ideas for this blog. You'll see some changes coming! But all good things, I hope.

We'll be having a little Chicago takeover this week on the blog, as I have lots to share with you. Tourist stops, BlogHer lessons and tips, and of course...the food. Ah, the food.

First, I want to share with you a few of the things that Michelle and I did during our "play day" on Sunday. We certainly packed a lot in, and saw several of the classic CHI spots.

We took in "the bean", Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park.
A walk through the park then led us to the Art Institute of Chicago. We strolled through, taking in some iconic pieces that were breathtaking to be in front of. Totally worth the $23 price tag of admission.
A quick cab ride got us over to the Navy Pier, with just enough time to squeeze it in before heading out for an epic Chicago meal.
The view of the city from the pier was beautiful, and it made me a little wistful for what Cleveland "could be" if we really utilized our waterfront.

The only thing that we didn't get to that I had wanted to do was an architectural boat tour. But, there's always next time...because there WILL BE a next time. I fell in love with Chicago a little bit. I kind of felt like I was cheating on Cleveland. Forgive me?


Margaret said...

If I'm going to cheat on Cleveland, it's definitely with Chicago. That city is pretty awesome!!

Heather said...

I love Chicago so much - and I love that I get to go there often since my sister lives there.
I say that about the waterfront all the time! It would be so beautiful and useful!

Anonymous said...

I lived there for six years and loved every minute of it. So glad you enjoyed it!

Renee said...

I would absolutely have to forgive you, as I feel the same way about Chicago!

I often say that all Clevelanders should have to visit both Chicago and Detroit. We all need to see what Cleveland could be- the positive (Chicago) and the negative (Detroit.)

I look forward to the rest of the posts about your trip!

Suzanne said...

There are good things and bad things about the Ginge no longer living in Chicago...ok there are no bad things but I do miss the city a little bit.

Holly said...

Glad you went to the art museum. I totally agree it's worth the price! So good!!