Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chicago: Fin

Pin It Now! The Chicago Saga continues. Part 1, Part 2 , and Part 3 are complete and today I bring you Part 4!

We had lots to pack into this particular day {Day 4, the last day} because my sis, Bree, only had one full day to join us for some Chicago touristy stuff.

We started the day off with one of our all time favorite places in Chicago, Yolk. Now when you look at these pictures, please keep in mind it was early. Too early. Hence the tired eyes and lack of excitement shown in our faces.

{I love the giant cracked egg above our heads} 

As you can see I ordered the most delicious breakfast known to man; the Crepe Combo. Crepes topped with fresh strawberries and powdered sugar, bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs. Perfection.  

 A word from the wise. Don't you dare go to Yolk and leave without having a glass of their freshly squeezed strawberry orange juice. Don't you do it.

{The iPhone picture doesn't even do it justice.}

I couldn't even tell you what the Mr. ordered. I don't think I spoke a word after I got my food. I was in the food zone. Thankfully he snapped a picture. Looks yummy.

After that delightful stop we walked to the Shedd Aquarium. On the way, we stumbled across this somewhat disturbing artwork in a park. Legs. Just legs. Metal legs. Dozens of them. Maybe someone can explain it to me and then I won't be so creeped out?

We made it to the Aquarium and skipped ahead of the line because we had Chicago City Passes. Take note, if you go to Chicago and want to see all the sights, buy the passes. You don't have to wait in line, it's awesome!

 While we were there we saw the Aquatic Show. It's a short show geared towards kiddos where they show off a few tricks from the Dolphins and Beluga Whales.

 The show was neat, but my favorite part of the Aquarium was their new Jellies Exhibit.

Next up we walked to the famous "Chicago Bean". It was fun to see all the people that swarmed it to take pictures.

By this time we had walked a pretty long ways {and the sun was scorching hot}, but we still had one more sight on our agenda. The Sky Deck at the Willis Tower. Have any of you ever been there? An elevator takes you 103 floors up to a glass ledge that you step out on.

{fake smiles masking fear}

Here's a better view. Right underneath us was a glass bottom that looked down the 103 stories. I was so scared I had to crawl out. I'm glad I can say that I did it, but I won't be doing it again. Ever. 

Thankfully we caught a cab from there back to the condo where we planned on calling it a day. We were exhausted from walking all. day. long, but then we had a spontaneous idea. A Sprinkles fix.

If you know me, you are aware of my love for cupcakes. The fact that we were so close to the original cupcake bakery meant we had to go.

Long story short, we spent $10 on a cab ride there, $40 on a dozen cupcakes, and $10 on the cab ride back to the condo. Best $60 spent. Want to see why?

 {how stinkin' cute are those wooden forks?}

{the flavors: red velvet, lemon blueberry, key lime, strawberry, dark chocolate banana, vanilla, black + white, chocolate marshmallow, coconut, milk chocolate}

They were all absolutely, hands down, the best cupcakes I have ever had! My ultimate favorite was the Strawberry. I would order a dozen of those any day.

That, my friends, was the perfect end to our day and the perfect end of our trip all together. I can't wait to go back and do it all over again. Well, except the Sky Deck. I'll leave that one out next time.


  1. Your trip to Chicago looks great! Your pictures look so familiar--I've been on a couple whirlwind trips to Chicago in the last few years and have driven past the Bean, watched the show at Shedd's Aquarium, and stood on the glass ledge at (what's it called now? I can't get used to the new name!) the Willis Tower. Fun!

  2. I LOVE Chicago! I can't wait for my son to get a little older so we can go explore together!


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