Field Trip: Chicago, Illinois

Known as the Windy City, we spent the late afternoon in Chicago.  The bustling city on a Sunday afternoon was quite a surprise.  Many big cities that we visit on weekends are often desolate and easy to find parking spaces.  However, on this day, the Bears just lost to the NE Patriots on their home field and there was plenty of traffic and upset fans throughout the city.  We eventually found a parking spot that did not cost a arm and a leg ($21 an 1/2 hour is not in our budget) and we were able to visit a few landmarks within the city.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Chicago is the Cloud Gate or better known as the Bean.  The bean is welded together with 168 plates, polished to a chrome finish.  Located in the Millennium Park, getting your picture here is well worth the stop.

Chicago is also know for some wonderful food.  We were able to have a traditional hotdog and some deep dish pizza.   We visited Gene and Jude’s in North Chicago and had pizza at Lou Malnati’s.  The pizza was so good, not enough time for pictures 🙂

Last but not least on our quick trip to Chicago, we had to see the entry gate to Wrigley Field.  Seen many times in movies and television, but more recently the location of the 2016 World Series Champions – Chicago Cubs.  The field appears to be getting a facelift and was under construction.

Our very short visit to Chicago was an amazing time.  We will be back soon to explore more and see what else the city has to offer.

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