But yes, Thursday I played hooky from school and went to Chicago with my best friend, Andi. ( Don't tell my teacher) She is on spring break and since I have only one class on thursday, I started my break early. I have never been to Chicago to walk around and sight see. Andi on the other hand has been there numerous times and was my personal tour guide of Chicago for the day.
The drive down to Chicago took about 2 hours from where we live and actually traffic was not as bad as we thought. We got there a little bit before noon and started the day walking through Millennium Park.
|Millennium Park and The Great Lawn|
The weather in the Windy City was windy and a bit chilly most of the day but the sun peeked its head out a couple of times to say hi. We then headed over to The Bean, which is a really cool, simple piece of artwork.
|Inside The Bean|
|What it looks like when you look up|
So after we took a million different pics, we walked to the Shedd Aquarium. That was a good 2 mile walk.
Their feature exhibit at the aquarium was Jellies. We walked around and saw tons of cool animals. I haven't been this engaged in learning since elementary school.
|There are 2 frogs in here. If you can find both, you're awesome at I Spy.|
|My fav fish|
|Andi named this Ke$ha fish|
|My fav jelly|
Btw, did I mention I saw Sgt. Nicholas Brody at the Shedd Aquarium!? (If you know who I am talking about, major brownie points)
|Yes, I creeped on this man|
So, there you have it. I am becoming more and more of a girly girl, thanks to Andi. And she loves every minute of it.
After shopping and spending all of the money we are suppose to be saving, we headed to some other places. We walked probably another 2-3 miles. I was enjoying the architecture and the many different kinds of people that make up this world. (aka people watching)
Overall, Thursday was a great day. I got to spend quality time with my best friend and I got to take an adventure to Chicago and see some really cool things.
Do you like to travel? If so, where is your favorite place to go or where do you want to go?