Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chicago Part Four: The Grand Finale (October 25, 2008)

I've kept you in suspense long enough...

Day 4 in Chicago was a somewhat relaxing day. We didn't plan too much; we just finished seeing the things we hadn't seen yet. First up, the Chicago Art Institute.  Most of the exhibits were closed so we only saw Early European Art, Impressionists, some Asian sculptures and one Georgia O'Keefe (who I love). I was disappointed that we didn't get to see much American art but it was interesting nonetheless. 

Then we were off to the Chicago History Museum. It was one of the best museums we saw. We played a lot (see pictures). We saw the bed Lincoln died in, the history of the Chicago fire and some history of cultural mix in Chicago. I was surprised that there was very little information on the gang history of Chicago.

Below is the bed Lincoln passed away in after being shot. He was too tall to fit in the bed so he was placed diagonally. Depressing. Sorry. But, it's our history.
The 'hotdog' is a Chicago dog (remember, the one Mark hated).

As you can see, I got to travel back in time ;) .

Last on our list, was Wrigley field. We walked miles to get a picture with this stadium...not sure why but those of you who know me, know I LOVE ME SOME BASEBALL (so it was worth it). On the way to Wrigley we stopped at a restaurant to eat a pizza pot pie... weird I know but delicious!

After Wrigley Field, we went back to the hotel to rest for a few minutes. Then we were off to Navy Pier which was nice but uneventful. For dinner, we ate at the famous Billy Goat Tavern (from Saturday Night Live). Don't worry...nobody but but my mom seems to know what I'm talking about.  

After dinner, we went back to Wrigelyville for happy hour. Around 2 a.m. (yes we stayed up that late), we went to Wiener Circle (per Mark's friends Jordan's demand) and had some fries. Weiner Circle was strange. They encourage you to yell at them to 'Make me some food *insert explicative*.' To which they reply, 'Tip me you *insert explicative*.' It was both funny and crude.

I hated to leave (as you can see below). That's me on the train on the way to the airport (yay for $2 rides to the airport)!
 Mark and I both agree that we could live in Chicago. It was an awesome city!


  1. Ahh yes, Cheezborger, cheezborger, no fries-chips, no pepsi-coke...that is a SNL classic. You must have Mark watch season 1 of SNL so he will understand the humor and it will confirm I am a strange mother-in-law with an odd sense of humor.:) Glad you had a good time.

  2. I enjoyed looking at all your CHI TOWN photos! i'm glad you're getting to travel :) and it looks like Mark had a good time too! :)


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