Jenna: Chicago

I just got back from spending a great week in Chicago. The first part of the trip was spent on vacation with the BF and we had an awesome time. We got to enjoy just a few of the many things we have in common like:

chicago_skyline

Exploring new places, and finding spots off the beaten path. (and apparently taking pictures of tall buildings, because after the Architecture Tour we went on, we did this for about an hour)

chicago_river

Being near the water. I love that the river cuts right through the city, and that the lake provides a beach. A beach in the city! So much wonderful water.

chicago_beerAnd a good brewery or two. I think we sat at Revolution Brewing playing cards for over three hours. (If you visit, be sure you go to the Brewery and not necessarily the Brewpub).

After he left, I started attending a conference for work and got to catch up with a few old friends.

Some great restaurants to check out if you ever visit:
The Purple Pig
Eataly
Bangers and Lace
Giordano’s  for deep dish pizza

I ate A LOT of food (mostly cheese) and drank lots of wine while I was gone. It was the perfect trip mixed with relaxation, adventure and work. I did manage to get in a few workouts while I was gone too. I enjoyed a nice 3 mile run (first run post Broad Street) that felt really great. I didn’t necessarily come back refreshed since my trip home was rough and the last 4 days were filled with work – but I did take advantage of that big comfy hotel bed with cable a few nights and caught up on some sleep.

Anybody ever been to Chicago? What were your favorite spots?

 

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