Wednesday, November 13, 2013


On Friday we left from Raleigh for a long weekend getaway to Chicago. It was such a fun trip and we were so impressed with all of the fun sights in the city.

All photos were taken with the iPhone...most of them by Lily.

After an exciting taxi ride into the city and checking into our hotel, we had dinner at Giordano' delicious.

Enjoying our time in the restaurant

The Saturday morning view from our hotel room

We headed to Millennium Park to see The Bean

The city in The Bean

We had breakfast and then headed to the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower)

Prepared to head to the Skydeck on the 103rd floor

A view of the city from the Skydeck

The girls relaxing on the Skydeck ledge!

Out on the ledge with the city behind them

Walking the streets of Chicago and look what we found---a city Target!!!

Shelly found a little something at the American Girl Place on Michigan Avenue

We checked out The North Face store

Loved all of the cool buildings

Saturday night we headed to the Navy Pier and rode the iconic World's Fair Ferris Wheel

So pretty at night

Sunday morning we took a bus to the zoo. This zoo is not only great but it's also free!!! Here are one of my favorite zoo animals...the gorillas.

At the zoo with the city behind them

A cool cat

After the zoo we headed to the Macy's on State Street

Macy's window displays are so cute
After shopping on State Street and eating a Magnolia Bakery cupcake it was time to hit Houlihan's for a drink and to snuggle by the fire

John and I stopped at the Big Bar in our hotel for a drink

We walked by the Chicago River on our way to dinner

Sunday night at Ed Debevic's

The girls enjoying the World's Smallest Sundaes

After breakfast on Monday it was time to get a taxi and head to the airport

The girls spent their time in the airport on their ipods and watching it snow! Our flight was luckily only delayed by an hour due to the weather conditions. A super fun time in Chicago was had by all.

1 comment:

  1. I just had a blast re-visiting with you:) FUN!!