Our first stop in our itineraries was Chicago. We are spending a few days with my BF’s family (Hi Diana!) for Christimas before flying out to Paris.
We had a pajama party of sort by wearing matching elf pj’s. And most of us did go to bed in them 😉
Giada the Saint Bernard is so fluffy and makes a great pillow!
We stopped by Al’s Beef original restaurant. Italian Beef is totally a Chicago thing (not italian) and I had never had it or heard of it until my first visit to Chicago last year. In fact, most people visiting Chicago are more excited in trying a deep dish pizza than the Italian Beef. But Italian Beef is a lot harder to come by outside of Midwest so I try to eat it when I can.
It is a sliced beef sandwich dipped in meat gravy, served with peppers. Very messy and delicious. I got the “combo” Italian beef which comes with a sausage inside my sandwich and the beef.
And we ate standing up at the counter not wasting a second.
After stuffing ourselves, we walked around Maggie Daley Park next to Millennium Park.
A perfect mirror selfie spot at the park
And we walked over this bridge to Millennium Park where The Bean is located.
But the crowd though…
I still felt the need to take a few selfies. Why not? It’s not everyday I come to Chicago 🙂
The iceskating rink was directly behind the bean.
I have more to update but it will be in another post. Happy holidays!