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  • Day30

    Bean, Driehaus Museum & Hamilton!

    April 19 in the United States

    This morning we had breakfast at Panera and it was reasonably good. It was a lovely, sunny day and we walked up Michigan Avenue without hats on! We got to the Millenium Park area and the Bean was great. It's a giant sculpture that is in the shape of a bean and it reflects like a mirror. Great photos of Chicago's skyscrapers and people are possible and it's fun. The nearby Pavillion is also creative and looks like a potential Guggenheim structure! Then we walked uptown to the Driehaus Museum which is a gorgeous building - owned by various very wealthy people. Richard Driehaus (a banker) bought it last and has renovated it to its original glory and it is beautiful and full of fine arts. Beautiful rooms with ornate marbles, woodwork, tiles and wallpaper and floors - simply gorgeous. We loved the tour and met some nice women from Oak Park who have been to Australia.
    After this, we had a wonderful lunch at Eataly. It is like a department store full of Italian food goods with several eating areas. Loved the salad and mozzarella with artichokes, roasted tomatoes, and pistachio pesto! Yum - Craig's pasta was good too although a little undercooked. We also enjoyed a ricotta/pistachio canolli and both want to go back to Italy again! Next, we went to a Nordstrom store to check it out. It seems to be an upmarket, trendy department store with the big labels and more affordable stuff.
    On the way home, we tried to check out the underground to see how easy it would be - not very user easy access with bags it seems.
    Tonight we are going to Hamilton, the musical - so needing a rest now. More later.... see tomorrow’s entry.
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  • Day3

    Chicago I

    July 4, 2017 in the United States

    Day two: Chicago you got me back! ❤
    After a long flight we arrived in the USA. First we directly get to know our room mate Andy from Santa Barbara. Afterwards he joined us to explore the city. It is the 4th of July and the whole USA is celebrating. On the street you see nothing than people. Beside the Independence Day the Navy Pier turned 1.000 - and we joined the party! 🖖🎉🎆

    Navy Pier
    Grant Park ✔
    Millenium Park ✔
    Lake Michigan ✔
    Independence Day ✔
    100 yrs anniversary Navy Pier ✔
    Fireworks ✔
    Get connected with citizens ✔
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  • Day4

    Chicago II

    July 5, 2017 in the United States

    Day three: The last day in Chicago is over. Tomorrow we gonna pick up our rental car.
    Today we just walked thru the city, enjoying it and ate some Chicago food. Also there was a free Chicago festival called “Taste of Chicago“. So in the capital of festials you definitely shouldn't miss this!

    Enjoy city ✔
    Trump Tower 😖 ✔
    Festival ✔
    Backingham Fontaine ✔
    The Bean ✔
    Nutella Cafe ✔
    Deep Dish Pizza ✔

  • Day0

    Chicago 2017

    September 16, 2017 in the United States

    I had the opportunity to go to Chicago for a pediatric conference. I did not want to go on this adventure alone, so I called on my best friend, Janie Girven, to be my sidekick and she was more than willing. We arrived on a Saturday september 16th mid afternoon. It was to late for me to attend any classes that day, so we settled into our home for the next week and decided to walked around the town a little bit and see what trouble we could get into. We walked over to the river walk that was dotted with eateries and bars right on the river. There was a lot of people out socializing in the very warm sunny weather, riding bikes, drinking, walking, kayaking. It was a nice experience. We were able to see some awesome architecture and the Trump Towers hotel. It was definetly worth all the walking. We ended up walkimg down to the "Magnificent Mile". Wlhen we got up to the street from the river, we made a left to find a restaurant because we were HUNGARY! Most of the places were not really what we were looking for so we traveled down the Magnificent Mile for a little, checking out a few stores. We decides to start making our way toward rhe hotel, since it was dusk and since we didnt know the area. We ended up stopping at the bar the was called the "The Side Door". Our plan was to just get a drink or two and then go to dinner. That did not end up happening. The ambiance was low lighting and quiet conversation. It was the perfect atmosphere for the two of us to catch up with each other since it had been since March since we had last seen one another. The wonderful waiter was very helpful in helping us pick out beer choices. OKTOBERFEST was my fave and I think it was Janie's too. Too bad I didn't get the brand name...... We were having such a good time and we were so comfortable that we decided to stay for dinner. Our dinner was brought out on wood cutting boards (nice touch). The waiter was very puzzled and intrigued by how nice we were. We told him it must be a shock for someone that comes from California. We had a laugh about that. We spent a good 2 or 3 hours there because it was so comfortable. We finally decided to call it a night because it was going to be an early morning for me and Janie, of course because she is up before the crack of dawn and always up before me. 🌄Read more

  • Day7

    Und nochmal Rock Bottom Brewery

    December 11, 2015 in the United States

    Nach nem langen shopping Tag.. n schönes Starkbier mit dem Namen "Wicked Elf" extra für die Feiertage hier vor Ort gebraut und dazu klassisch Chicken Wings und für Malin nochmal Pizza.
    nachher gehts nochmal n ganzes Stück Richtung Süden um Fotos von der Skyline bei Nacht zu machen.

  • Day8

    Chicago - End of Day 8

    June 24, 2017 in the United States

    Day 8 Miles: 363.1
    Total Miles: 3,352.9
    Total States: 10

    We added Wisconsin and Illinois to our list of states today. If we had taken the fastest route from our house to my parent's house, it is 3,157 miles door-to-door. With our meandering path, we passed that mark today and spent the night in Chicago.

    You can't visit Chi-Town without having some famous deep dish pizza. 🍕 Jenn did not let us down. She brought us to Giordano's. It was excellent!

    While we waited for our table, we walked over to Lake Shore Drive. It was beautiful at night and we stuck our hands into Lake Michigan.

    It was a nice casual evening.
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  • Day71

    Deep dish pizza

    October 13, 2015 in the United States

    We went to Giordano's and got the Greek salad and veggie stuffed pizza. The pizza takes 45 minutes to make and we had a seat to keep an eye out on the Cub's game. Much better than my experience with the lobster roll. I was told that there were other places with much better pizza that I would have to go back and try.

  • Day2

    Day 3: Chicago (Magnificent Mile)

    June 16, 2015 in the United States

    An area with a lot of luxurious stores for shopping. Tried the famous Chicago pizza here in Gino's East restaurant!

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