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Oct 20 2009

Honeymoon in Chicago, Part 1

Bridge

So far our honeymoon has been delightful! The flight to Chicago went smoothly. We did wait about twenty minutes on the runway waiting for ORD to clear us for takeoff in Springfield, but otherwise we had no problems. We took a train to the hotel, and of course, line maintenance meant we had to take a bus partway. I’m glad we had my new iPhone or we’d’ve gotten lost somewhere in here:

Chicago Skyline

The hotel is great; our room is decorated in our wedding colors! The only downside is that it doesn’t have a fridge.

Our room

Our first dinner was at Pizano’s; we had a Vegetarian Deep Dish pizza and it was possibly the tastiest pizza I’ve ever had.

Pizanos

For our first full day, we decided to trek to the Museum of Science and Industry. Of course, before we could do that, we had to track down a camera charger, because we got here without ours. Several Radio Shacks later, we ended up at Central Camera, where we got a travel charger for less than we expected. We took a train, and ended up waaaaaay further away from the museum than we thought we would. So, we walked, and walked, and… walked. It was a nice walk, but we caught a bus back! Some cools things we saw:

Lego Landmarks

Smart Home

U-505

Dinner was at Singha, a Thai restaurant. The seats were designed to look like tables to kneel at, but you sat just like you would in a chair. One wall was mirrored in a lotus pattern – very pretty. We ordered potstickers as an appetizer and were glad we did; they were delicious and the dipping sauce was sweet and rich. The food was flavorful and filling, but not heavy. Dessert was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – yum.

Singha

Singha Interior

Singha Mirror

Today we walked to the Adler Planetarium and watched the Night Sky Live! show.

Adler Planetarium

Dinner was at Vivere in the Italian Village near our hotel. Ryan had lasagna and I had a spiral pasta and sausage dish that I can’t pronounce. Both were excellent. The interior of the restaurant was sort of oceanic, even though it was all shades of reds and browns. The light fixtures and design of the seats and wall made me feel like we were underwater! Dessert was Baskin Robbins. Mmmmmm.

Vivere

Vivere interior

Tomorrow we’ll tackle the Shedd Aquarium. Stay tuned!

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2 Responses to “Honeymoon in Chicago, Part 1”

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  1. Rachael Lynch says:

    My one and only trip to the Shedd aquarium was with you (and all those other people), although I’ve been to Chicago lots of times. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your honeymoon. Congratulations!

  2. dad says:

    Did you get my email about the pizza place called vito & nicks? I saw it on diners drive-ins & dives. Looked like a great pizza place.