Tuesday, June 14, 2016

[Travel] Chicago Adventures

Hello,

I finally had enough courage to turn in my two weeks resignation at work, with my final day being on the 24th of June. Feelings of both excitement and fear continually creep up on me, as I head more towards the unknown. To keep myself distracted, I thought I'd share a couple of photos from my Chicago trip last month.
*Some were posted on my Snapchat and Instagram, just in case anyone who is following me sees something familiar. 

The reason why I traveled to Chicago last month was to attend a high school friend's wedding. Yes, I have reached that age where all my friends are getting married and starting families. Me? Nah. The flight took me a little more than 3 hours. A friend (my +1) and I arrived to very late to Chicago on Friday, May 20th. Not much happened the rest of the night.

On Saturday, May 21st, we woke up early to go to the Millennial Park to see "the bean". My friend and I blindly walked around the park and just kept forward for a while, constantly seeing beautiful photo backdrops. The city skyline in the morning was just breathtaking.
Essentially, its a giant mirror in a shape of a bean...in the middle of a park.
Art made of tires.
We eventually walked to Grant Park, which has the famous Buckingham Fountain.
On the opposite side of the fountain is the shoreline.
And there's the shore...
The best part is that since it was still early in the morning, it wasn't crowded at all and we were able to take some photos. After about 15 minutes, an Asian tour (I believe they were speaking Korean) came by and started taking pictures as well, so I'm glad we were able to get there a littler earlier. 

Afterwards, we didn't really have a plan, so we just started to walk back to look for a place to eat breakfast. I didn't get to take a photo of the cafe we ordered from, but we had to get it to-go since we needed to start getting ready for the wedding.
Saw Abe Lincoln while walking and I had to stop to take a photo.
The wedding was at a church, and we ended up getting there just before the ceremony started because our Uber driver got a little lost. The ceremony was nice and small, which I really enjoyed. I bumped into some friends I hadn't seen in a while, and we decided to eat a little bit after the ceremony since the reception was another 2 hours away. I'm not posting any wedding photos, just for their privacy.
The plan after the wedding was to not drink too much so we can see explore Sunday morning, but that didn't happen as planned. The only thing we had the opportunity to do before our flight back was to try some authentic Chicago deep dish pizza, which was at the top of my "to-do-list". With so many pizza joints try out in Chicago, we decided going to a place called Giordano's Pizza. Not only did it have good reviews, but it was right next to the airport we were flying out from, so there was no rush to eat.
"MMM, GOOD WE CRUST"
We ordered some Parmesan Garlic Fries as starters, and it was delicious.
So good, that we actually ordered another.
Next we ordered a Medium Chicken Sausage Deluxe Deep Dish Pizza.
It was messy, it was yummy.  
My friend actually purchased a frozen pizza from them to try back home. I just found this out as well, but you can go to their site above and they ship the frozen pizza to you as well. Given you're the US, I'm sure. 

Afterwards, we leave for the airport and thus my short Chicago journey concludes.
As you probably noticed, I had a bit of a name change, again. I apologize for the confusion and I know a lot of people were barely getting used to my last blog name. But with another chapter of my life closing and beginning, I thought why not one more change. Last one, I promise.

Until next time, y'all. Stay safe, stay sound.

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