Two weeks ago Michela, Laura, Peter and I and Lindsey and Fernando and their kids, Liam and Luca, went to Chicago. We left around noon Friday and came home Sunday evening. When we came there, we had to wait for the rooms to be cleaned which took a while. Therefore, when they were ready we just left our things in our rooms and went out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory. After dinner we walked around on Michigan Ave. Close to the bridge on Michigan Ave you could take pictures with some big boxes with cameras on and send it to yourself which we of course did!
Saturday we went to the aquarium. The line was long and there were to many people inside. We used most of the day there and we all agreed on that it was not worth it. After that we went to the bean and ice skated there. That was fun! Later we went to eat at food marked in the top of water tower. When Michela and I were finished we went to the sears tower/ Willis tower which was amazing. We could see all over Chicago and since it was dark we saw all the lights!
On our way to Willis tower we took a taxi, but on our way back we chose to walk. Since the river is next to the tower, I thought we had to cross to river and continue to the right. This turned out to be wrong and the opposite direction on where we should have gone. We chose to ask people for the direction, but that didn’t really help. After a while we crossed the bridge again and then we were back at Willis tower after 20 min walking. From there we asked someone else which didn’t really help ether. In the end we went to a gas station and asked, then we finally got the right direction and we came to Michigan Ave. When we walked down Michigan Ave we saw the Willis tower on our left which meant that we had been walking around the tower in a big circle. It took us 50 min to get back to the hotel, which probably would have taken 10-15 min if we had known the way. But now at least I know my way around in some of the city!! And I loved to walk around and not just drive. That is something I HATE about living where I live now. People have to drive me if I want to go places; therefore, I can’t just go places whenever I want.
Saturday Michela and I went out shopping, but we didn’t have much time since we were leaving at one and we went out at ten.
Chicago was amazing and I’m going to go back there some time!