Sunday, August 14, 2011

I love the The Windy City…

My trip to Chicago was so much fun this year because my friend Tari and I stayed a extra day to finally SEE Chicago!

We saw a lot in  24 hours –We  rode the train into Chicago from Aurora where Bernina headquarters are.Of course all I could think about is how much I wished Drew could ride a train like this – he would have loved it. I loved seeing the little villages around the depot all along the way- so quaint! And of course we went to the most famous street in Chicago

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We walked for 5 hours on Friday going all the way up and down this amazing street. I have never seen so many people on one street. It was a perfect day for walking – temps in the 80s and sunny! I will share about the wonderful stores we saw and my favorite store of all time – I know can you believe I found the most amazing store EVER! It’s the displays that had me at first sight!

I have been to the top of the world! The worlds tallest building anyway. WE all grew up hearing about the Sears Tower – now called the Willis Tower. The elevator ride to the top – 104 floors took us 60 seconds. It was breath taking to be able to see all of Chicago and actually 4 states from up there. They have a clear floor you can stand on and look straight down – we tried to do it but we could not turn a loose of the wall! HEHE – wow it was a long way down! Chicago has some beautiful buildings – and all the steel – my Dad would have loved seeing how they built it from Steel since he worked for a  Steel company  his whole life.

I also discovered the WORLDS BEST Pizza. We had Chicago Pizza two times just because it was so darn good! Kind of like eating a lasagna(minus the pasta) with a crust. Oh me it was good! The pizza was at least  3 inches thick. My favorite had a layer of spinach in it. I was trying to be good and eat my vegetables! 

We also rode the trolley down to the Pier and ate dinner and who did we sit by on the trolley but a family from San Antonio – so funny that Texans would end up side by side. We all were enjoying the cool weather and green grasses and beautiful flowers everywhere.

We had a great 24 hours after a long week of work and we are already planning what we will see next time Chicago calls our name.

Molly B


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