Spring Break Road Trip – Part 1

We’re all about the last-minute random road trip and this one took us to The Windy City.

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Mapping the route.

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Somewhere outside of St. Louis.

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Rolling in to Chi-Town.

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First food stop – The Original Gino’s East. The neat-freak in me could hardly handle the graffiti.

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Elevator ceiling selfies. I mean, how could we not?

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Crown Fountain in Millenium Park. These massive towers made of glass block project video images using only red, green and blue lights. It was freezing in Chicago so the water wasn’t flowing, but they were still so cool!

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A close-up of the glass blocks.

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A close up of the RGB lights.

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One of the many faces projected using the RGB lights in the glass block towers.

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Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean. It’s a 110-ton elliptical sculpture made of polished stainless steel plates and it reflects Chicago’s amazing skyline and the clouds. The Bean is 66 feet long and 33 feet high. Depending on the where you’re standing it can sometimes look like a funhouse mirror! Anyone recognize the building with the diamond shaped roof? Hello, Adventures in Babysitting! One of my favorite movies as a kid. I’m thinking we’ll have to find it on Netflix so the girls can watch it.

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Chris and I look on (top of the photo) as the girls touch The Bean.

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Me photographing a guy photographing a girl looking at The Bean.

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You can actually walk under the 12 foot tall arch in the middle of The Bean.

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We loved The Bean! I’ve seen some amazing photos online and think it would be really cool to be there at sunrise and sunset to see how different it looks. Wait! Who am I kidding? Me? Sunset? Pffftttt. Yeah right. That’s what the internet is for.

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We hit up Hershey’s Chocolate World on Michigan Avenue. Roo got a double chocolate peanut butter cookie and Lu and I shared a giant s’more cookie that I could easily become addicted to. I’m going to have to try to make them at home sometime.

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Dinner at Oysy Sushi. Pronounced oh-ee-she, it means delicious. And it was!

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Silly selfies at dinner.

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After dinner The Lu asked if she could be the one to “grab a cab”. She did it and she was so proud of herself. Much to her father’s dismay, that’s my city girl!

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The Chicago Theater sign. Taken through the cab window on the way back to the hotel as I was holding on for dear life.


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