Well, this is the last post I’ll be doing from our trip to Chicago–thanks for staying with me! Today’s photos are from the 4th of July, which you can probably tell from all the red, white, and blue haha
One of the few things I planned to do in Chicago was visit Heritage Bicycles, and boy am I glad we did! If you know me at all, you can see that it wasn’t a stretch for me to be interested in this place. I mean they make their own bicycles and their own coffee. What. A. Dream.
I also probably took more photos here than anywhere else on our trip! Guys, I really like coffee and I really like bikes.
^ I will definitely be making that chandelier at some point in my life. Also, how adorable are those black and white signs? All the heart-eye emojis over here.
Anyway, we made our way downtown after a lovely morning at Heritage, where we stopped at Intelligentsia (Brian’s choice, and I got zero photos…fail on my part, sorry!) before meeting up with the rest of the group in Millennium Park. We proceeded to walk around downtown a bit before heading back up to “our” neighborhood for dinner and relaxing.
^ Oh, the bean :)
So, when we first met the owner of our VRBO place, he said something like “this neighborhood’s the coolest…and the best Korean food in Chicago is at the end of the block!” We thought that was an interesting bit of information, and it was made even more interesting when we walked by said Korean restaurant and noticed that there was always a line out the door to eat there. At one point, Blake asked all the people standing in line if it was the best place in town and they all cheered, so we got the idea that this was a pretty good choice for our last dinner.
We were so right.
The waitress yelled at us for taking photos inside, so I only got this one of all the sides that came with our amazing marinated beef. Rest assured it was fantastic though, and shout out to the Korean family from Minnesota who told us what to order!
After dinner, we went back to our house for mimosas and backyard hangs before Colin and I left to watch fireworks.
We took the bus to Montrose Beach, which ended up working out perfectly! It was really beautiful, and we just set up our lawn chairs along the shore of the lake with everyone else. From our spot we caught about 5 fireworks shows, including the one at the Navy Pier! Most of them weren’t the closest to us, but it was still a really cool experience!
I didn’t get any photos of the fireworks (because I was busy watching them), but to give you an idea of where we are here, the above photo is looking South toward downtown, and the strip of lights on the left is the Navy Pier :)
So the next morning we packed up our things and headed out of town :( We had to stop one more time (in the parking lot of a Whole Foods haha) to get a good shot of the city, but after that we spent the rest of the day driving!
Bye, Chicago! Be back soon :)
Happy Wednesday, friends.