Chicago, it's my kind of town

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Out of the country, and into the city we went. On our way up to Chicago, we called the company we were renting from and found out that the apartment we were going to rent was no longer available. Since they messed up the booking, we had to stay in a temporary location for a week. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but we had our car loaded and everything packed away. This meant that all we could take to our next place was a small suitcase worth of clothes. We packed it up with everything we could fit and headed to our temporary high rise. The high rise was on the 46th floor and the views were pretty spectacular. I've always wanted to stay at a high rise, and this was the prefect chance.

For our first Saturday in Chicago, we decided it would be fun to walk around the town and explore the area. We started at the magnificent mile. This mile starts on the north end of downtown and heads south towards the center of Chicago and the loop. We walked around downtown, went into many of the stores, and looked at all the amazing architecture.

After we finished walking the magnificent mile, we headed into Millenium Park. The park has quite a few iconic pieces. We were able to see the cloud gate, the outdoor pavilion, Buckingham fountain, and the parks art sculptures. It was a fun day and a great way to start Chicago. I would highly recommend going and seeing everything at Millenium Park.