Aug 12, 2017

Team DJ Takes Chicago (Part 4)

To read the rest of my Chicago adventure, click here : Part 1Part 2Part 3.

After the half, we met up with Cintia at one of her favorite brunch spots. I was run-gry, and ate up the yummy Spanish inspired dishes and downed some yummy sangria too.

After tons of eating and lots of sangria, Cintia headed home and Jenn and I headed back to downtown for more exploring. Our next stop was The Art Institute. Cause, I mean seriously, Ferris went there.

The little things of being somewhere new amuse me. And at the Art Institute it was the coat check. A real coat check! #floridagirlproblems

We headed straight for the painting that Ferris and Cameron checked out, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."

And we proceeded to take way too many selfies.

We saw works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, and Picasso. We wandered upstairs and saw the modern art, some Jackson Pollack and Andy Warhol pieces. It was all so amazing. But our legs were pretty much done.

We thought an architectural boat tour, where we'd get to sit, would be the perfect thing to do. We headed next to Navy Pier, where we would pick up our boat.

Now, it was still chilly--let's be serious, for me it was cold--but we got on the boat and headed down the Chicago river to learn about all those skyscrapers and the history of Chicago.

The tour was about an hour and a half and it was such a great different view of the buildings.

We needed to get the chill off after that boat ride, so we grabbed an Uber and headed to the Miraculous Mile for dinner. We ate at Bandera, one of Jenn's fave places.

It had a great vibe and it was nice to be inside and get some warm food. And OMG, it was good.

A long day that started with a half marathon and tons of exploring meant we were two tired girls. We did plan to use the last item on our GoChicago pass to get the hop on hop off bus tour in the morning.

The next morning, after grabbing some Starbucks, we headed with our medals to take pics at the Bean. I mean when you have a Bean medal, you must take pics with it at the Bean.

We hopped on the bus by the Art Institute and had it take us around the city. We heard more about the buildings and got to take in the city one more time.

And all those views!

We headed off to get the last of food to be checked off our Chicago list, Italian Beef. We went to Al's and it was so good.

Then we had to walk off some of that lunch, so we headed to Buckingham Fountain to get pics with our Buckingham Fountain 5k medals.

And jumping pics!

We had a little time before our flights, so we sat in the park for a while, and then by the lake. It was such a great few days I didn't want it to end.

This is definitely only the start of the TeamDJ meetups. I think we need at least one every year.

And I really loved Chicago. I definitely want to make it back here!

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