On Thursday I arrived in Chicago around 10am and Tracey arrived just 5 minutes later and we met up in baggage claim. Unfortunately we were in different terminals so since I was more familiar with the airport, I made the trek over to where she was and we boarded the Blue Line into the city which is about a 30-40 min train ride.
We had early check in, so we dumped our bags off and set off to find food and to explore the city (i.e. shopping!)
I didn't take photos all the time, but here are some of what I did manage to capture from our Thursday outing!
|We found a place called Elephant and Castle which was right near the El. Even though it was a bit loud, we still wanted to sit outside since it was so nice out.|
|We thought oh wow, we can go see Bryan Adams but figured it wouldnt be a good idea the night before the marathon, :)|
|Inside Magnolia Bakery|
|This was actually taken on Friday as we stopped by on our way to the Expo.|
|After we left Niketown we were walking back up Michigan Ave and we saw a large crowd, commotion and what not...as we approached we realized it was the Apple Store. People had begun writing notes to Steve Jobs and a memorial site was born.|
|This was one of my favorite stickie notes|
|Later in the evening as we went out for dinner (Giordanos) we saw this. I thought it was cool how all over the city this is how bikers store their bikes on the street. Locked up tight!|
Next up: Friday and the Expo!