Russ and I headed to the great city of Chicago for the weekend to celebrate my niece Caitlin’s wedding. Being the youngest of nine kids, I have been fortunate to have enjoyed many family weddings! Two of my five brothers live in Chicago so Russ and I have visited here many times. In fact, I snuck into the Chicago marathon and ran the last 10 miles with my sister Dee back in 1994…my first long distance run!
We have enjoyed Old Navy Pier on previous trips to Chicago with it’s great Ferris Wheel ride, but this time we just took a quick pic from the river. Old Navy Pier is a great place to enjoy some family time with rides, tourist gift shops and restaurants.
Next to Marilyn, is the Tribune Tower which contains 120 stones from around the world including the Parthenon in Greece, the pyramids in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and many more. Here’s a couple I spotted on our walk around the building…
And this one of the White House.
Russ and I shared a chicken pesto panini and some homemade potato chips. Very yum but I was so hungry I forget to get a picture! I am glad we shared our sandwich–it was very filling! This place is a foodie’s dream come true! Just check out these breads…
We stumbled upon these 2 great catering trucks one for us and one for our furry friends.
The cupcake truck had many yummy cupcake choices and what I loved best was that they came in both big and mini sizes.
Russ and I chose a 4 pack of mini cupcakes. Hello…so yum!The red velvet cupcake was deeelish–and called Devil in disguise! Be on the lookout for the Flirty Cupcake truck if you visit the Windy City. Right next to Flirty Cupcakes was was this big yellow truck… Which made me miss our dog, Lucy!
And if my chocolate lab Lucy was with us, I know I would have treated her to one of these cute treats.
Back home in Boston! Glad to be home with our family…the Boys, Lucy, and Eddie and Molly (the cats). There is no place like home, right?