Day Trip to Chicago

Feeling the post-holiday blues at the end of last week, I started thinking that the only way to cure them would be to get out of town and head to Chicago for the day. Turns out, wandering around the city with a friend on a snowy day was just what I needed.

I’ve been to Chicago a few other times, but not any trips recently. So, I had to check out some of the touristy spots that had popped up since the last time I was in town.

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First stop was The Bean/Cloud Gate in Millennium Park to take IMG_0258in all that the 12-foot-high, 110-ton stainless steel masterpiece had to offer. This, of course, included a selfie–the official portrait of a twenty-something–with The Bean.

After leaving, we were a bit limited on the popular touristy things to do being that it was winter and mid-afternoon on a Sunday, so we decided to take a leisurely walk around downtown and then to Michigan Avenue. Wandering around Chicago can be cathartic, but so can a bit of retail therapy.

All in all, a day trip to just about anywhere is a good idea. Sometimes you just need to get away for a bit so you can jump back into your life refreshed and reinvigorated, even if it only takes one snowy day to do so.

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Until next time,

C. Brooks


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