This post is crazy long with lots of pictures! Good luck getting through it! :)
We arrived in Chicago on Thursday afternoon and headed straight to our hotel. We stayed at the Dana Hotel. It was really neat and contemporary, and was only a couple of blocks from Michigan Avenue. It was a great location for us to walk everywhere we needed to go all weekend!
The lobby is all glass so we had a great view of the city!
We quickly changed clothes and headed to eat at Giordano's. It was about a 3 minute walk from our hotel, so we got there quickly, which was good since we were starving! It was definitely the best pizza we have ever eaten! I’m not just saying that…I seriously mean it! It was SO good!!
After dinner we headed back to our room. We wanted to walk around more, but it was freezing and so windy, so I knew it would be pretty miserable. We had a great view from our room, so we still got to enjoy Chicago at night from our warm room.
We slept-in a little on Friday morning, which was amazing! Then, we got ready and headed out for the day!
I was bundled-up for our fun day out shopping!
We spent the entire day shopping at all the fun stores on Michigan including Water Tower Place! Such a neat mall! We also spent a good amount of time at H&M! Loved that place!
Josh took a little break from shopping! :)
We got to see this lovely statue of Marilyn Monroe on Michigan as we walked later that afternoon. It’s huge and seems so out of place, in my opinion!
We had to head back to our room early that evening so we could change and go to mk The Restaurant. My dad told us about this great little place, so we made reservations there for Friday night a few days before we headed to Chicago. They had fantastic food and it has such a great dining environment! And they seriously have the best fries. We enjoyed getting the chance to eat there.
Saturday morning, we slept in, then we watched Game Day, because if it’s Saturday, Josh is watching it! :) We got ready and headed to the John Hancock Center.
We hung out there for a little while and ate lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, which is at the bottom of the center.
After lunch we did a lot of walking! We stopped at Millennium Park.
Lots of neat architecture there!
Cloud Gate…I was slightly obsessed with taking pictures of us with this thing! It’s just so fun!
We walked to several more places that afternoon, including the Children’s Museum/Navy Pier!
Navy Pier wasn’t too busy when we were there, but I imagine it’s such a fun places during the warmer months!
We walked and walked and walked some more and saw lots of other neat places! We went back to our room at 5 to watch the first half of the Razorback game! We had sold our tickets for the game since we were going to be gone, so it seemed so strange to be watching a home game on TV. At half time we left and went back to do a little more walking and shopping and eating!
Sunday morning we took a taxi back to the airport and flew back home! Our flight was only an hour and a half so we were home pretty quickly and back to see our babies!
This is the only picture of the 2 of us together from the weekend! It was when we were leaving our hotel Sunday morning.
We had such a wonderful, much-needed weekend away! Chicago is such a fun city, especially this time of year. I’m ready to go back again! :)