Happy Anniversary to US!!

Last Tuesday was our first wedding anniversary! It’s crazy how fast this first fabulous year of marriage went by. In order to celebrate this milestone we spent the previous weekend in Chicago. I’m not quite sure why we picked Chicago. Southwest was having a sale on flights back in like September and I read off the places they fly to and sounded interesting to Matt. I had been to all of the choices previously and they were all great places, but he had never been to Chicago so it was decided.

What wasn’t accounted back in September when it was 100 degrees here in Florida and we don’t really thing about winter was how cold Chicago would be in February!! When we landed Friday morning and it was a cool 9 degrees out we soon found out how cold Chicago can get! Despite the cold we had a fabulous weekend. It even snowed on Saturday and Sunday, which was the first time I’ve actually seen snow fall. I was like a child watching the snow fall out of the hotel window and we even made a trip down to the street to see it first hand!

Here’s our trip via pictures to make it easier!

DAY 1
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Ready for our early morning flight out!
Found our hotel The Allerton, great hotel btw I’ve stayed here twice now. 
 
Checking in in the beautiful lobby
Our first dinner there. of course had to be stuffed pizza
Matt too this picture of me watching the snow fall. 
Yes, I’m 30 and this is the first time I’ve ever seen a snow fall
Covering the streets already

So we definitely had to bundle back up and go downstairs to get a closer look 

Drawing in the snow

My snow graffiti

My first snowball!!
DAY 2
On our morning walk the next day

throwing snowballs up into the air

Visiting the Willis Tower (read: Sears Tower)

The view from the 103rd floor

Matt above the city on the sky deck

 
Me in the sky deck (it was a little scary walking out onto the glass)

Some random people in one of the other decks to show you what we were standing in 

Lunch today was at a Man vs. Food location, Al’s Italian Beef

The ordering counter

 
My “Big Al” and loaded fries
Took a stroll through Millennium Park

Had to visit the “Bean”

Made my first snow Angel in the park

That night headed to the Palace to see a show 

Beautiful inside of the Palace

And we were off to Never Never Land! Show was great!!

View down the Chicago River on our walk back to the hotel after the show
DAY 3 

My attempt at a snow man, but the snow was too soft to stay together

At Buckingham fountain. (This is the fountain they show in the opening credits of Married with Children)

Chicago skyline over Lake Michigan before going into the Aquarium 

Headed to RPM for our official anniversary dinner and celebration

Cozy little table and our wine

Gelato they brought us with complimentary champagne with our dessert!
DAY 4

Visited “Sue” at the Fields Museum. (She’s the most complete T-rex skeleton that has been found)

Stopped by Billy Goat Taven for lunch! 

So appropriate for me!

Matt and his Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger!

View from our last stop at the Observation deck of the Hancock Building

Snowed over Navy Pier and Icy waters

Matt chilling as a window washer

Couldn’t leave til Matt got his Chicago Hot Dog! (how gross with that big pickle! Yuck!)
Home Sweet Home! Orlando!!
We had a fabulous trip to celebrate our fabulous year! So excited to see what the next year brings! It’s started off great so far and can only get better from here!! 

0 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary to US!!

  1. I know it went by so quick and yes this Florida girl only went up north in the summers growing up. The first time I saw snow was last year in Alaska but it wasn't fresh it had been there for months! It wasn't pretty and fluffy just pretty much hard ice.

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