Blowing through Chicago


A drive from Louisville to Chicago is about as uneventful as it gets. Flat, windmills, tiny towns far away from highway – hard not to fall asleep. We were staying with dear friends in Lincoln Park, great neighborhood close to the lake and the L (the metro/subway in Chicago), with restaurants around, even Target in the middle of the block.

I researched the hell out of what to do there so we were ready. I bought the City Go or Go City card which gave us 3 attractions to visit. First day, grey weather so not a skyscraper view day, we went to the Museum of Science and Industry. Huge, busy with all the spring breakers like us – lots of activities. Actual U-Boat exhibit that was captured by the US and Germans thought it was lost until after the war. Overall, very impressive and huge museum – we could have used another day. Day 2 – gorgeous sun so here we go the famous views from the skyscrapers.

We opted for the John Hancock building, not the Sky Tower or whatever it is called now. The Tilt was not for me since I am not a big fan of heights but everyone else did while I gasped.

Food was awesome. We absolutely loved Little Goat Cafe – awesome food for everyone, laid back atmosphere and milk shakes to die for (not for the keto dieters though:-) just awesome breakfast food from all over the world – I had the Chinese breakfast for dinner and LOVED it. We also went to superb Italian place Sapori Tratoria right by Anjali/Mayank’s place which was packed and awesome Italian.

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We also walked to the Lincoln Park Zoo which was a great park in the middle of the city – it was chilly for us but nothing for the Chicago folks. Max’s comment was “why did we decide to go up north in April?” – yes, we were bundled up as you can see. Ready!!

Overall, we loved Chicago – great city – lots of things to do and see, food superb…. could live here but the wind and chill gets to you – for sure.

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