Chicago… Day 3 (Part 1, Part 2)

Monday morning started off with breakfast around the corner from our hotel at a restaurant called “Wildberry Pancakes”.  Don’t be jealous…but, I had these…
Wildberry Pancakes
After feasting on those amazing chocolate chip pancakes and indulging in a Turtle Cappuccino, we braved the 60 degree temperature (it’s JULY for goodness sakes! Why is it 60 degrees??) and walked to The Adler Planetarium. Along the way, we enjoyed Lake Michigan…
Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan
I failed to take pictures at the Planetarium… sorry.  We used our City Passes to bypass the line and got VIP treatment with two free IMAX presentations!

Next, we walked to The Field Museum.  Also using our City Passes, we missed the crowds and enjoyed a free 3D movie.The Field Museum
That’s Sue.  She’s the largest, best preserved, most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found!  She was HUGE!

We skipped lunch and walked back by Millennium Park and Crown Fountain…
Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain
Oh, to be a kid again!

For dinner, we crossed off something on MY bucket list… eating here…
RPM Italian
I talked about this restaurant in THIS previous blog post.

This eating establishment would typically be WAY out of our price range, but… we’re on vacation!  I ordered this…RPM Italian
…with a side of mashed potatoes, which were $8 in addition to the $34 for the steak!  No free side dishes here.  It was delicious, but no Rancic sightings… boo!!

After dinner, we decided to venture out along the Magnificent Mile.  While on our journey, we happened upon a movie in the park.  They were having a free film festival showing movies that were made in Chicago.  This night’s presentation: “The Blues Brothers”!The Blues Brothers
It was a very popular event.  “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was slated for Tuesday night.  So fun!

We headed back to our hotel after the walk (we ended up walking over 10 miles on Monday).  We needed to get some rest.  We had to leave for the airport before 5am!  Here was the nighttime view from our hotel room…Chicago

This trip was so wonderful!  I hope to go back some time and take The Kid… he would have a blast!  Now, over a week later, I think I have finally recovered!  Up next for us… my 20 year high school reunion! (WHAT?!?!?)

Until next time…
Happy Blogging!