Sunday, July 15, 2012

Windy City Adventures

The last weekend of June I had to take a business trip to Chicago.  I was so excited because it was my first time visiting the Windy City.  I was also able to catch up with friends.  I must say that the traffic that I experienced getting into the city from the Indiana state line took forever, but the drive went by so fast that it was a minor hiccup of the trip.

The business trip was for a leadership retreat PAN, a professional association that I'm apart of.  Below is a picture of me and my crew on our way to our first meeting for the weekend.

My first night I was able to walk around and see a little bit of Michigan Avenue and I just felt at home amongst the hustle and bustle of a big city.  For dinner that night we went to a Chinese and Thai
restaurant called Big Bowl.  Their menu is split, Chinese on one side and Thai on the other.  I went with Thai and had the chicken pad thai.  I was thrilled to finally indulge in ethnic food that is non-existent in eastern Kentucky.  It was delicious, but I still can't find a place that matches up to the jewel in Stony Brook, NY.

The next night I was able to catch up with some of my classmates from grad school, Kerry and Sophie. I took the train to the North Side and met them for dinner.  We went to Lou Malnati's Pizzeria where I was able to get a taste of Chicago deep dish pizza.  It was good! A nice balance of sauce and cheese (didn't get any meat) with a buttery and firm crust.  But if I ever go back I want to try one a different pizzeria.

My last day there some of the ladies went sight seeing.  We were staying at DePaul University, so we were walking distance from an art festival and some big landmarks.  Before making it to Lake Michigan, Gigi and I posed in front of the Buckingham Fountain.

Owt at Lake Michigan
Our sight seeing was cut short when a crazy rain/wind storm sent us running back for cover.  I had such a good time and realizing that it was closer than I thought, I know that I'll be back sooner than later to continue exploring Chicago!

Do you have any favorite Chicago adventures?


  1. I've been to Chi-town a couple times I need to go back. Every year I say I'm going to go back for taste and something always comes up or I forget.

    I love Chicago tho. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome Pictures! It looks like you had lots of fun!

    1. We did! I need to go back before the cold weather is upon us.


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