I’ve never been much of a “city” girl but Chicago changed me for good! Luckily this great city is only a hop, skip, and 3.5 hours of driving away.
We stayed in a great hotel right on the river with incredible views and really central to all the fun stuff!
Our first night there we went to the Christkindlmarkt to see how close to the Christmas markets back in Germany it was. I must say, it was fairly close…however WAY overpriced! They had all the basic German stuff…wurst, cuckoo clocks, ornaments, etc. Before we moved to Michigan we bought a cuckoo clock in the Black Forest (where they originate from) for more than half of the cost they they charge here. We saw a smaller version of ours for almost $500 MORE than what we paid! So crazy! Toblerone and I decided that we needed to sell something at these markets, we would make thousands just by overcharging unknowing Americans! Is that bad?? 🙂
I got my beloved currywurst and Toblerone had some kind of sausage thing with mustard. Was pretty close to the real deal so we were impressed with that for sure!
Just look at that happy German!! 🙂
The next day we walked all over Chicago! We went to the Big Bean or I guess its official name is Cloud Gate. (I literally just had to look that up!) This was a great surprise to me! I LOVED seeing this in person!
We also walked to the planetarium to get the best views of the city.
Later on we went shopping a little bit at Macy’s which was just a mad house but is just a part of Xmas! I’m not sure if any of you are familiar with the movie Serendipity, but Toblerone and I LOVE this movie…and wouldn’t you know it…a black glove was on the ground in front of us 🙂 For those that know the movie, know the significance oof the black glove throughout the movie. Heres the proof:
In the evening, I was able to meet up with my roommate from 8+ years ago! It was so good to catch up as if a day never went by. And of course, we had one too many old fashions…yikes…never again. But in this case, the hangover was WELL worth it!
Our last day there we stopped at the original UNO’s Pizzeria where we waited over 45 minutes for our personal deep dish pizza. It was SO different from the franchise and was the best pizza I’ve ever had!
Home we went, savoring the memory from the weekend and looking forward to going back again to experience all that she has to offer! Thank you, Chicago, for turning this “country gal” into a “city-loving girl.”
Until next time, Readers!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo
6 thoughts on “Spice Takes On Chicago”
We lived in Chicago for about 3 years and loved it–fabulous city! And definitely worth a visit in the summer too–lots of street festivals. Glad you enjoyed it.
Glad you were able to get that cuckoo clock before you left 😀 All the best to you settling back into life in America! Cool that you got to have a little taste of Germany over there 😀
At the time when we bought it my heart skipped a beat because it was a pretty big dip in the bank account but after seeing how expensive they were in the US…PHEW! So glad I got it when we did! 🙂 But it was so great to have a piece of “home” and the look on my husband’s face was so sweet! He was just so happy!
I quite like Chicago. I stayed in the Drake there once… Did you go up the Hancock tower?
We didn’t make it there but that is for the next trip! Its my reason for needing to go back again and again to just take in all the sight-seeing! 🙂
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