Finally getting around to showing you part two of my Chicago trip. Which involved more good food, more sightseeing and......segways. Yup, kinda like Paul Blart the mall cop. Read on!
started the day with the most delish breakfast sandwich and fruit cup.
Note: D has a thing with fruit cups, being that he always wants one, always orders one, and it ends up being the out of season cantaloupe and honeydew. We have this whole joke that we don't have time to waste on those cheap melon fruits. But alas, we lucked out with the "good fruit" -- strawberries, blueberries and pineapple.
Out hotel @ the Club Quarters. The room was pretty basic (we joked that it was like a college dorm room) but this place was good to us, and they even gave out complimentary bottles of water, which doesn't sound like much, but at a vending machine at $2 a pop, it adds up. Plus you want to stay hydrated during all your sightseeing.
and then this happened. Yes, we rented segways for a city tour. And let me tell you ....they are the dorkiest things but the MOST AWESOME things ever. I always made fun of people who rode them around (mall cops and security guards in particular) but they are so much fun and pick up pretty decent speed. You do have to get a bit of a lesson from an instructor before zipping around town, but it wasn't too difficult to pick up.
D getting a brief lesson from our instructor/tour guide.
someone is excited!
I should probably be paying attention.
Look at me go! D was taking pics and filming this on his ipad while we were going down a small hill and I couldn't help but hum the tune of the wicked witch on her bicycle.
nah nut nah nut na na naahh
nah nut nah nut na na naahh
does that even make sense?
Tiffany & Co garden.
this pic just cracks me up!
and this fountain behind us is the one from the theme song/beginning of the show "Married With Children" which I wasn't really allowed to watch (thanks a lot mom and dad!) but snuck to watch anyway!
"love and marriage.....love and marriage"
there were so many pretty gardens and fountains on the tour.
then we stopped off and took pictures of "the bean"
gotta get a good selfie in the bean.
nerds we are.
then we saw this happen.
my big fat gypsy wedding??
admired more flowers.
saw giant heads with flowers in them.
and took pictures with giant said head.
and the food, like I mentioned was BOMB. This was an appetizer of bruschetta. An appetizer?!
This thing was a meal in itself and I enjoyed every last bite of it!
After having Chicago deep dish, I decided to go for something lighter this time around and went for prosciutto and arugula thin crust pizza. Omg -- it was seriously amazing, and now is on my to-do list of things I need to recreate at home. Blog tutorial coming soon!
So that was our trip in a nutshell. Overall I think Chicago is an amazing city, and the only thing I regret is not having enough time to see everything. So until we meet again Chicago - Chao!
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