We stayed at the Congress Hotel on Michigan Ave. and had an amazing time. We ate deep dish pizza and caught up on Andrea's 2nd pregnancy and thoughts of buying a new house. She got to see my engagement ring and we got excited for the wedding!
Then, to continue our Ferris tour, we went to the Art Institute of Chicago. So much to see, including a touring display of miniature rooms that reflected different periods and eras. Very cool!
The next day we went to Navy Pier to ride the Ferris Wheel (which was invented for the World's Fair in Chicago). Then we took the architecture tour on the Chicago River. It lived up to the hype and we learned heaps about the Chicago fire and all of the skyscrapers that have been built in that great city. And they served cocktails on the boat!
That night we made reservations at RPM Italian; apparently a place where celebrities frequent. I felt a little out of place there, but the food was pretty good (better than a Chicago style hot dog? the jury is still out).
Our final day consisted of a FREE walking tour. We got to see the Tiffany glass inside Marshall Fields and outdoor art by Picasso and Chagall. We ended the tour in Millennial Park at The Bean. Then I had to catch my bus back to Cincinnati! It was a great trip in a city I love. Thanks Chi-town!