|West Loop exploring with Emma|
Chicago was a fluke decision in my life (yes, a "fluke" is how I describe my choice of college). I still remember bursting into tears of joy/fear in my parent's car while driving down the Dan Ryan, looking at the skyline getting closer. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Like any good relationship, Chicago and I have had our disagreements over the past eight years. And like any great relationship, I fall more in love with her every day.
|Architectural Boat Tour, never gets old|
|Footprints in the Lurie Garden|
Here's a list of places I had fun in 2012.
Whether you live here or you're visiting,
these places are all worth a look.
|The underside of the el is impossible to NOT photograph, I swear|
|Watching a soccer league in Uptown as the sun goes down|
|Another boat tour picture, so sue me|
|Tracks on tracks on tracks|
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
Windy City Soul Club at the Empty Bottle
Soul Summit at Double Door
various massive downtown block parties
shows at the Bridgeport Art Center
Movies in the park, including but not limited to An American in Paris and ET
extended walks in Graceland Cemetery
picnics in Lurie Garden
crazy fourth of July fireworks in Winnemac Park
Reggae night at Subterranean
the view of downtown from the Shedd Aquarium
And a few non-Chicago highlights....
The entire island of Kauai, Hawaii
Woodhouse, The Red Lion, Blackbird, in San Francisco
The Standard, Misfits, Varnish in Los Angeles