Day 2 started with us taking the metra into the city.
The homes in the Chicago area are something else.
Every house is different and beautiful with luscious greenery surrounding it.
Seriously I wanted one.
We got into the city and went straight to the Willis Tower. Popularly known as the Sears Tower and soon to be called the United Tower.
And yes we went to the top.
Money well spent and recommended for those who go to Chicago.
And bonus, they had a plexy glass ledge that you can walk out on.
I loved it since heights don't bother me at all but Tori on the other hand had a little hard time walking out onto it.
It was quite memorable :)
The views were amazing and they say on a clear day you can see other states!
|Waiting in line to purchase tickets|
|That's how high up we were|
|All the views were pretty but this was my fav|
|Us standing over the city|
|This was a replica made out of Legos!|
Afterwards we were hungry and knew we had to have the famous Chicago stuffed pizza.
Words honestly can't express how amazing it was!
Basically you have the crust that is FILLED with cheese and the "toppings" are stuffed into the cheese then topped with the sauce. YUMMY!
I am a huge lover of cheese and it satisfied me like none other.
Giordano's...go there! You won't be disappointed.
|While we waited Dave and I went outside to snap a few pics|
|Deliciousness right there!|
|I could have stood on my chair and stretched it further|
After lunch we headed to the park to see the famous bean sculpture.
Alas it started to rain then that turned into pouring.
Lightening and thunder surrounded us.
Got to the bean and we couldn't go near it because of the storm so we stood under a tree for about 15 minutes and then decided to run for actual shelter in this underground bathroom tunnel thing. We were there for quite a while just waiting the storm out.
Took out a chunk of our day but hey, what is a vacation without some mishap.
|Soaking wet in the tunnel|
Once it stopped raining we headed to the river to take the architecture tour.
Which by the way was my favorite part of the trip.
So fascinating and educational.
Well maybe not now cause I don't really remember the stories of the buildings but still.
Homes on the river are super expensive, I remember that.
Once the tour was over it started to rain again!
At that point we didn't care much and just went ahead with our activities.
|From the tour|
|We went down to Navy Pier to check it out.|
Kinda cool with rides and restaurants and tons of shops.
We would be heading back here on day 3 to eat and watch the fireworks that they have twice a week during the summer.
|A quick shot from Navy Pier|
|from the pier|
We walked back into the city to catch the last train ride home.
Before we got to the station we headed to the famous Chicago sign.
The city is very different at night. Not as many people and it was a bit creepy with the deserted streets and sketchy people. Kinda reminded me of 'Adventures in Babysitting' when they are out and about.
|Here is the other collage that Dave made from our second day|
- reading D&C, a bathroom that right now doesn't exist (more on that when the fiasco is done), peaches, funny moments with Ollie, moments with all my grandparents