Yesterday, my parents and I went up to Chicago for the day. We left Goshen at 7:30am, drove to the South Bend airport to park, and took the South Shore train right into downtown Chicago. It was an easy trip, and quite inexpensive as well – $22 and change for a round-trip ticket. I would like to get props for getting up at 6am to get my workout in before we left! 🙂
We arrived just before 10:30, and headed straight to the Art Institute. We saw a good number of exhibits, including the Chagall windows and the Chicago Stock Exchange room.
Then we went to lunch at Terzo Piano, an upscale restaurant in the Art Institute’s modern wing. Lunch was delicious, despite the kitchen’s faux pas of sending out my mom’s entree salad a very, very long time before Dad’s and my entrees arrived. Our waiter felt bad when he realized what had happened, and brought several little goodies in apology – olives, yummy crackers with jam and cheese, more of the excellent rosemary bread. I had a delicious filled pasta as my entree with the most beautiful little cauliflower pieces:
After lunch, we visited the Impressionists, did a little shopping, then headed outside. It was a beautiful day, and we wandered up Wabash and then Michigan, going in various stores and browsing along the way. We ended up at Millennium Park, where we admired the amphitheater and took a walk up the long ramp heading south from the park to the Art Institute, which provided some great views.
We left on the 4:00 train and arrived back in Goshen by 8:30pm, tired but not completely exhausted. It made for a very nice day. I can’t wait to go back to Chicago with my husband in nice weather – we had originally planned to go there for our 5th anniversary, but the Army had other plans and sent him to Kuwait instead. Less than 4 weeks now until I get him back!