Last weekend we spent three days in Chicago!
The trip had two purposes. 1) to help my grandma move out her old house. 2) to introduce The Mr. to Chicago since he'd never been there!
We spent the first day packing up and cleaning out my grandma's old house. She lived in this house since 1951!
She's been living in an assisted-living retirement home for almost a year, so needless to say there was some pretty gross stuff to clean out. Like really old food. YUM!
That night we saw a comedy show at Second City (improv and sketch comedy). Second City has launched the careers of TONS of SNL stars. It was hilarious!
On day two we continued to clean out the house and pack up stuff to ship to CA for me and my parents.
That night we went with my parents to Greek Town to a Greek Islands restaurant for yummy Greek food.
The we drove around the city and saw University of Illinois Chicago where my dad went to college. Then we looked at the gorgeous city lights from the Adler Planetarium.
On the third day we took a massive tour of Chicago. We walked all around the loop.
We went up to the top of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
They have this cool thing now where you can walk on these enclosed glass ledges. Pretty awesome and surprisingly thrilling.
My mom kept trying to take a picture of us with my iPhone, but kept failing. She finally got one and I just love the looks on our faces. Pure disgust.
Then we went over to Millennium Park.
I couldn't believe so many kids were playing in fountain! But there looked like they were having so much fun it was a blast to watch.
Next we went over to THE BEAN!
It's such a fun piece of interactive art.
Then we walked around some more in Millennium park.
After that we took a quick taxi over to Navy Pier to walk around and get a drink.
It was SUCH as pretty day.
We ended out tour with a water taxi from Navy Pier back to where our car was parked by Willis Tower. It was really fun to boat in the river.
Next time we go I want to go to more museums. We just didn't have time this time!