So last night when we arrived in the bustling city, we quickly checked into our hotel to freshen up before heading to the big sister's apartment. Did I mention we drove all 11 hours? Yeah, that was a fun drive. Actually, I slept for most of it so it really wasn't that bad. Plus, we passed some interesting sites along the way. Take these creepy windmills for example:
|Mills on mills on mills.|
Those mills went on for miles. No joke. It was slightly odd.
|We mean business.|
Our room looked completely normal on the inside. I have no idea what kind of "business" that sign was referring to. Awkward. However, I was ecstatic to discover that our hotel was literally right across from a Trader Joe's.
|Just a short walk away.|
I seriously act like a kid in a candy store when I'm in Trader Joe's. It is just so exciting!!! I guess I was pretty excited to see the big sister, too, even though I just saw her in SoIll. She lives in the cutest little part of Chicago. I was in love with these quaint houses:
|Delicious goat cheese spread.|
|Ring around the rosy...|
This morning began with a trip to a bedding store to buy the big sister a mattress. The little sister and I caught up on some quality shut-eye while we waited.
|I even nap awkwardly.|
|It really is a magnificent mile.|
What better way to waste time than shopping?? We explored a few stores on Michigan Avenue, but mostly just window shopped. We knew it wouldn't be too long til the hotel room was ready, so we didn't want to go too far (plus we knew we'd be shopping all day tomorrow). With plans of all the stores we want to further investigate tomorrow in mind, we trekked back to the hotel. After some freshening up (aka changing clothes and whipping sweat off), we journeyed to Giordano's, one of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizzerias (and took some great pictures along the way).
|The madre and I.|
Shopping just never gets boring. And, of course, I managed to find something I liked:
|I've wanted one of these forever.|
|Love all things zodiac-oriented.|
While I enjoyed a fresh salad:
Til next time,