A Little Chi-Town Fun

When I’m home I miss friends from school. When I’m at school I miss friends from home. It seems like an endless cycle. But I guess saying that you leave a bit of your heart everywhere you go with everyone you’ve met proves to be a true statement.

Fortunately, I was blessed enough to have been able to see a few of my amazing SLU friends this past week! We decided to roam around Chicago and see The Bean/Fountains for the newcomers and unexperienced, Navy Pier, and the Shedd Aquarium.

Our way to The Bean was much more complicated than it needed to be, but because of my lack of knowledge and google maps also being confused with how to get around Chicago, it took us about 15 minutes longer than it should have. Either way, we got to see more of Chicago and had a nice stroll through the city.

After seeing what Millennium Park had to offer, we started our journey to Navy Pier. At Navy Pier, we ate at Giordano’s pizza to show the out-of-towners what real Chicago style pizza is! Then we went on the Ferris Wheel (somehow they got me on it) – which only opened a few days earlier! We even got a special ticket proving we were among the first people on it.

After Navy Pier, we REALLY started a journey to the Shedd. Yes, we walked. 

Though the walk was long (and my feet were starting to hurt), we enjoyed the Lake Michigan breeze on our way. At the Shedd we spent time looking at all of the cool fish and I, obviously, obsessed over the dolphins. –As you can tell from the picture, we had a special connection. 

Even though we were lucky enough with the weather thus far, it started to storm. We walked from the Shedd to the train station through the storm,  getting pretty wet on the way! We ran and ran through the train station to make it on the right one. Luckily, the man in front of us whistled loudly with his fingers and we got on, literally, just before the doors closed! YES! SUCCESS!!!! Until… we can’t find a seat. We thought that was our biggest problem- nope. Not even close. After the first stop, the conductor says that the next stop is one past the stop we needed. WHAT!?

Luckily, one of my wonderful, fabulous, rock-star friends had a cousin that could pick us up and drive us to the correct train station. It was pretty funny if you ask us! One of the men on the train crew didn’t think it was a funny as we did, since we had to pay an extra $1 for going one stop too far. Oops! Get over it, dude.

Overall, this trip was a wonderful success. I love you all and miss you already- and I double miss those of you that I couldn’t see during this trip.

See you soon,

A.

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