Today I checked another major city off my bucket list: Chicago! I have been to the Chicago area before, like the suburbs, but have never actually gone into the city. A lot of Frank's extended family lives there and his 17 year old cousin, also named Francis, has been begging him to come visit lately. So we made the super fun 7 hour drive from Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon. Something crazy happened, I stayed awake for the entire car ride (I usually can sleep straight through) AND I drove for four consecutive hours of the trip.
Today we went to a Cubs game at Wrigley field, walked around Wrigleyville, took the train into the downtown area, visited Millenium park and "The Bean", checked out the new Marilyn Monroe statue, ate deep dish pizza and became pregnant with a pizza baby, took lots of pictures, etc.
Yayyyyy baseball. Actually, I get bored after about two innings, some nachos, and ice cream. But it was cool to go to Wrigley field.
The super glamorous Chicago Theater
Dinner at Giordano's the famous Chicago deep dish pizza chain. The site of the conception of my food baby.
The "bean" sculpture in Millenium park.
Inside the bean
Doing our touristy stuff
Frank and his cousins' not so good attempt at planking
Crazy sculptural Millenium Park amphitheater
Giant Marilyn Monroe statue
When I asked Frank's cousin what the significance of this building was, he said it was in the most recent Transformers movie. That's what you get for letting a 17 year old boy be your tour guide.
There is more fun stuff scheduled for tomorrow and then a great big Filipino family reunion. More to come!