Happy Friday, everyone. So glad the weekend is just around the corner.
I wanted to share a few more photos from our recent trip to Chicago. Two of my three kids and I drove from Nashville to Chicago. This happened during their fall break. The drive there was a lot slower than the drive home. We made it back in seven hours. We arrived in Chicago on a Friday evening and left on Monday morning.
Our two dogs had to stay at a kennel since my daughter’s apartment doesn’t allow pets. This was their first time away from us and we were all sad ( and worried) to leave them. Luckily, they had each other and we were told they did just fine.
Although all my kids were born and raised in Los Angeles, Chicago was the first “true big city” my son had ever visited. And even though Los Angeles is the second largest city in the country, it doesn’t have that big city feel as everything is so spread out. My son loved Chicago along with the energy and hustle of a big city.
Two years ago, I moved my daughter to Chicago to attend law school. She is in her final stretch, getting ready to take the bar next August. We’re so proud of all her hard work. I know she’ll make a great lawyer.
We ate lunch at the famous Giordano’s on Rush Street. Their pie is huge and we ordered half sausage/ half veggies. I’ve never seen so much cheese in one dish. My son, the cheese lover, was in heaven.
Chicago is a beautiful city. Every time I visit, I’m amazed at how clean and attractive this city is.
His first time on a subway.
On Sunday, our friends, Jalei and Nikolai, ran the Chicago Marathon. They did great – we’re so proud of them! Jalei’s family came all the way from California. It was so much fun seeing everyone and cheering with them. After the race, Nikolai said he was “numb from the waist down”. Ouch!
On our last day, my daughter took me to her apartment rooftop to witness this beautiful sunrise. Thank you Chicago for a wonderful visit.