We spent a long weekend in Chicago, meeting up with Lana and Dean from San Francisco. Lana's birthday is the entire month of March, so we celebrated that plus seeing the sights. Dean used to live in Chicago, and Lana's been there many times. I was last there 15 years ago while working for Arthur Andersen, but this was Jessica's first trip.
We spent most of our time eating, planning meals, traveling to meals, waiting in line in the snow for meals and having cocktails. We also did an architectural walking tour of Chicago skyscrapers and spent the day at the Field History Museum.
I'm eager to return when the weather is better (it was cold and blustery), but I came away very impressed with Chicago. Nice town.
Lana and Dean on Michigan Avenue with the Hancock Tower in the background.
Lana and Jessica on Michigan Avenue.
Group photo beneath "The Bean" in Millennium Park.
Me and Jessica at the Field History Museum, in front of Sue the T-Rex.
Jessica, Lana and Dean at the Field History Museum.
We ventured out to Hot Doug's for Chicago Hot Dogs and Sausages. We waited in the snow for 45 minutes for hot dogs.
3 hot dogs, 5 sausages and 2 orders of duck fat-fried potatoes.
On our architectural tour of Chicago skyscrapers.
The sun finally came out just as we were finishing up our drinks atop the Hancock Tower overlooking Chicago.
An HDR photo of the Chicago skyline at sunset.
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