A Weekend in Chicago
I finally understand why they call Chicago ‘the windy city’. You can turn a corner and the wind will smack you right in the face. I went to visit in April and the wind had no chill factor lol. Now that I think about it, I would hate to drop a piece of paper there; it will literally have you running crazy. Anyways, I stayed with a friend who conveniently lived in ‘the loop’ –which made everything walking distance away.
My first stop was the Willis Tower Skydeck. The line was annoyingly long to get in, but once you take that 60-second ear poppin elevator ride up 103 floors it doesn’t seem to be a bother anymore. As soon as the doors open, you have the most amazing views of the city. Pure bliss! There are several windows that allow you to step out and get a glimpse of what seems like paradise. On a clear day, it is said that you can see four different states from different windows. My heart was racing when I first stepped on the glass but I had to do it for the gram ha ha. There are mini lines to wait on before you approach the windows, and people are staring you down as you’re trying to pretend you’re a model lol. My friend and I just snapped a few shots then went to a different window until we were satisfied with our photos. If you’re anything like me, you could spend hours here. For $18 I highly recommend not leaving Chicago until you make this visit.
Next stop was Cloud Gate. Located in Millennium Park, ‘the bean’ is one of the most memorable photo spots in Chicago. You can snag a full photo of the bean with the city’s skyline up top, or a selfie underneath in the reflective sculpture. I took a moment to sit back and appreciate all the other travelers all around. Everyone soaking in the sun, eating, or trying to capture the best photo. Of course I wanted to scream get out of my photo, but this just wasn’t the time to be there. I recommend going early on a weekday if you can
Bike riding on the navy pier was next on the to do list. I haven’t ridden a bike in years and I’m sure everyone who saw me attempt got a good chuckle in. I thought I was going to make a ton of videos riding along the navy pier but I realized I couldn’t ride with only one hand. Where did my childhood adventures go? I used to ride with no hands just fine. Well that was a fail, but I did enjoy riding along and meeting other cyclist along the way.
I couldn’t visit Chicago without attending a White Sox game. With a bare Chicago dog in hand I was super pumped. Okay, I admit I was more excited to eat than watch the game; it was still a great experience and the views of the city were impeccable.