We got there Friday night and flew out early Saturday, so we were really only there for one day, but we made it count! We spent the morning + afternoon at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was incredible. I took so many photos but they hardly come close to doing justice to the beauty of that place. And we were there at the end of September! I would love to go back in May or June and really see it in full bloom.
For dinner we ate at Giordano's. I'm going to be honest here: I've always thought the whole Chicago-pizza thing was a little weird. I mean, it's just pizza. Bread, tomatoes, cheese. What's the big deal? When they told us the wait at Giordano's was going to be 40-45 minutes I was ready to bail, but Chris really wanted to stay, so we did. I AM SO GLAD WE STAYED. Man. That was some seriously good pizza.
We finished off the night at Navy Pier, and of course we rode the Ferris wheel. And the whirlygig swing! It was so fun -- a perfect way to end a really, really good day.
We didn't even walk by Wrigley Field, so we of course have to go back. And Willis (formerly Sears) Tower! And the zoo! So much to do -- I am already planning our next trip!