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A Tourist In My Own City

I love visitors. I love it even more when these visitors happen to be some of my best friends from New York.

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Ninia and David came to Chicago to visit me about a week and half ago. They had never been, so it was my rightful duty as a Chicagoan to show them everything that the Windy City has to offer. I have to admit I probably wasn’t the best tour guide–growing up, I never took it upon myself to check out a lot of Chicago’s landmarks so I was content on being a tourist right along side them.

We first stopped at the Sears Tower (I know it’s called the Willis Tower now, but to me, it will forever be known as the Sears Tower. To all those who detest, I simply reply, “Whatchu talkin’ about Willis?”) I had never been to the top floor, and while I look happy in the picture above, I was actually petrified that I was going to fall right through that glass.

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Then we headed over to Millenium Park. I’ve been here many times before, but it seriously never gets old.

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Ah, the bean. This is only one of the many photos we took here. Who knew that a big, mirrored bean shaped sculpture could be so cool?

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After walking along Michigan Ave., we stopped at Oak Street to catch a glimpse of Lake Michigan.

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We stopped at the Shedd Aquarium to check out the new Jelly’s exhibit (we actually didn’t get to see the Jelly’s because it was just too darn expensive–we did peruse the gift shop though. Ha!).

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Michael was in town too! He was performing in Chicago with Alvin Ailey that week. Of course when Mickey’s around, margs are always a must. We dined at Flaco’s Tacos for their cheap (but delicious) Mexican fare. Ole!

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Of course, all good things must come to an end. I had so much fun that weekend–great friends, in a great city. What more could a girl ask for? 😉

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