Chicago Trip Report

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I have been to greater Chicago many times as The Keg Restaurant in Evanston was my responsibility when I held the position of Midwest Marketing Director for the Keg Steakhouse and Bar. Funny thing though, on all those trips, I never left Evanston. So too, when I was at a conference in Wheaton, I never had the opportunity to venture uptown. My first brief visit was when D and I were en route to Sicily. We took a train directly from the airport to the city centre.

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The architecture of Chicago is amazing. There is constructed beauty everywhere you turn. We got to enjoy the city scape from both a hop on hop off bus tour and a boat tour.

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I loved the architecture itself but the reflections appealed to me even more so.

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The beauty of Chicago is in the details. Check out how exquisite the Target Store is below.

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We stopped in to admire Magnolia Bakery.

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We spent an amazing half day at the Art Institute of Chicago. Their Impressionist collection rivals New York and the Muse D’Orsay in Paris.

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But the art is not limited to the museums. The attitude in Chicago is lighthearted and playful.

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This Picasso is out in the open, right downtown for all the enjoy.

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We did our fair share of shopping. This is Macy’s in the former Marshall Field’s building. It was more like a palace than a department store.

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Kath’s quote: “Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.” ― Nelson Algren

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Love never fails.


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