Part 2 of An American duder and British duderette in Chicago!

Deep Dish Pizza Edition

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the first 2 weeks of my summer in Chicago with Wrighteous86, which you can find here. We did so much over the 6 weeks that I thought it was best that I section things off a bit. So here is weeks 3 and 4.
 

The "British Pub"

Wrighteous had found a pub called “Elephant and Castle” downtown that we planned on visiting, so that I could see how a traditional British pub was conveyed in the US.
 
 
 No beer guts to be seen yet, not off to the best start.
The decor inside wasn’t too bad, more of a restaurant feel than a pub feel, and I realise that it’s supposed to be more of a novelty British pub than a realistic one. There were framed posters of famous British people all over the walls, including Margaret Thatcher...
 
 A favourite in Northern working mens clubs.

I ordered some Bangers and Mash and Wrighteous decided to try his first Yorkshire Pudding and I have to say that they were both quite nice, I wasn’t expecting the Yorkshire Pudding to be right, but I was pleasantly surprised. Wrighteous enjoyed it, but preferred my Bangers and Mash, even though they weren’t Heinz baked beans.

After we finished our lunch we passed by a “Tilted Kilt” and Wrighteous thought that it might be somewhere I’d like to check out... We went up the stairs just to poke our head in and have a look around and I’m no feminist, but that place really annoyed me. What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?
 
 Classy.
 

Art Institute

 After taking in all of culture at the Tilted Kilt, we decided we wanted more, so headed to the Art Institute where they were holding a Lichtenstein exhibition.
 
There was lots of amazing art there, so much that we didn’t get to see it all. I’m sad that we didn’t have enough time to see the Contemporary Art sections, as that is always a laugh. But we did get to see the Lichtenstein exhibit and I took far too many photos.
 
 My Ferris Bueller/Stewie moment.

Wrighteous was shocked and appalled that this painting made me think of Family Guy rather than Ferris Bueller, but in my defense, I hadn’t seen Ferris Bueller yet at this point.
 

Deep Dish Pizza

Some of you might have seen the Mailbag video of the Giordano’s deep dish pizza that we sent to the Giant Bomb guys, mainly Dave, Vinny and Drew, back in February, as a thank you. If not you can see it here. Though after watching the video, maybe we should have sent them a big box of dry ice instead, next time perhaps!

From the huge list of food that I had to try while in Chicago, deep dish pizza was the one that I was most looking forward to. I love pizza and I eat far too much “Chicago Town, Pizza” at home, so I was excited to try the real deal.
 
 I'm sure this is blasphemous to Chicagoans.
 
During my time there we had a sausage and pepperoni, cheese and veggie Giordano’s. It looked more like a quiche to me than a pizza, but I was looking forward to it. Two slices was enough to fill me up and I hate to say it, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping I would. Maybe it was the same problem that I had with GTA IV, I hyped it up too much, got too excited, saw photos and read raving reviews and in the end it didn’t live up to my expectations. It was my fault, not the pizzas, I’m sorry.
 
 Please let me come back, Chicago.

Brookfield Zoo

Being an animal lover and wanting to study Zoology in University, we of course had to visit one of Chicago’s Zoos. We had a choice between Brookfield and Lincoln, Wrighteous thought that Brookfield was the better of the two, so we decided to go there on one of the hottest days of the summer. It happened to be an enrichment day at Brookfield, so we got to see lions ripping into a cardboard zebra stuffed with meat, and a grizzly bear fashion his own sunglasses out of a cardboard box.
 
 Poor zebra.

 Finding ways to cool down on a very hot and sunny day.
We had a great time at Brookfield Zoo, where we got to pet stingrays which was a lot of fun. They felt so strange, rubbery, soft and rough at the same time, and they seemed to love being touched, constantly coming back around.
 

Downtown Beach

While Wrighteous was in work, a couple of his friends and I went to a small beach downtown, which I was not expecting to see in Chicago. 
 
 Always reapply sunscreen!
It was a nice sandy beach, that seemed out of place in the middle of a big city, though along the shore was around 6 feet of hard pebbles and rubbish, old plastic bags and used bandaids. By the time we got home I was red raw, and I’ve learned my lesson not to apply sunscreen only once and then fall asleep on the beach, especially during one of Chicago’s hottest summers for decades.
 

Blue Man Group

That weekend Wrighteous brought me to see the Blue Man Group. I remembered seeing them on TV years ago and thinking that it looked like a lot of fun, so I couldn’t wait!
 
 And I wasn’t disappointed. It really was an amazing show, if you ever get the chance to go see them, I highly recommend it! I wasn’t expecting them to be funny, I thought it was going to be more of a percussion and special effects show, but they really had me laughing, and at one point screaming...

During the end of the show, music played and giant air filled balls fell from the ceiling and everyone danced and jumped around trying to hit the balls, I was on the end of the row and too short to reach, but was trying my best to. Wrighteous turned and pointed behind me shouting “Look!”, I turned around eagerly expecting a giant ball to be near enough for me to hit and found stood staring at me a blue man. They are creepy the way they stare and I wasn’t expecting him to be in my face, so I think that my shriek was justified! I turned back to look at him again and he started to dance with me, so I boogied on down with a blue man.
 
 Don't look behind you!

Willis Tower Sky Deck

I’m not a fan of heights, so I was nervous when Wrighteous suggested that we go 103 floors up the tallest building in North America and stand on a piece of glass protruding 1,353 ft over the city, but I was game to give it a go.
 
 I'm not angry, it was sunny!
I was very tentative when taking my first steps out onto the glass, but when I was out there it felt quite exhilarating actually, I could have sat there and looked out over the city all day. I even dared Wrighteous to do some pushups on the platform. 
 
 Show off!

Taste of Chicago

Last but not least we ended week 4 with the Taste of Chicago. I love food so I was really looking forward to it, it was a bit expensive but most of the food was delicious. We tried some Ricobene’s breaded steak, Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, Billy Goats Tavern cheeseburgers, BBQ pulled pork, Irish egg rolls, chocolate bananas, coconut ice, Rainbow cones, Churro’s, sweet potato fries, Chicago style fries and Polish pierogis off the top of my head. My favourites being the BBQ pulled pork sandwich, sweet potato fries and coconut ice, they were amazing! 
 

In Conclusion

It was another amazing and fun packed 2 weeks, thanks for reading my blog if you did, I hope you enjoyed it! Some time next week or so I’ll try post the final 2 weeks of our time together. It will include beluga whales, Man Vs Food challenges, Museum of Science and Industry, kart racing, Field Museum, winning big in the arcade, lake house fun and me on stage at a Myth Busters exhibit trying to dodge a paintball!
 
 It was a sweaty two weeks!
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Edited by DuskVamp

Deep Dish Pizza Edition

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the first 2 weeks of my summer in Chicago with Wrighteous86, which you can find here. We did so much over the 6 weeks that I thought it was best that I section things off a bit. So here is weeks 3 and 4.
 

The "British Pub"

Wrighteous had found a pub called “Elephant and Castle” downtown that we planned on visiting, so that I could see how a traditional British pub was conveyed in the US.
 
 
 No beer guts to be seen yet, not off to the best start.
The decor inside wasn’t too bad, more of a restaurant feel than a pub feel, and I realise that it’s supposed to be more of a novelty British pub than a realistic one. There were framed posters of famous British people all over the walls, including Margaret Thatcher...
 
 A favourite in Northern working mens clubs.

I ordered some Bangers and Mash and Wrighteous decided to try his first Yorkshire Pudding and I have to say that they were both quite nice, I wasn’t expecting the Yorkshire Pudding to be right, but I was pleasantly surprised. Wrighteous enjoyed it, but preferred my Bangers and Mash, even though they weren’t Heinz baked beans.

After we finished our lunch we passed by a “Tilted Kilt” and Wrighteous thought that it might be somewhere I’d like to check out... We went up the stairs just to poke our head in and have a look around and I’m no feminist, but that place really annoyed me. What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?
 
 Classy.
 

Art Institute

 After taking in all of culture at the Tilted Kilt, we decided we wanted more, so headed to the Art Institute where they were holding a Lichtenstein exhibition.
 
There was lots of amazing art there, so much that we didn’t get to see it all. I’m sad that we didn’t have enough time to see the Contemporary Art sections, as that is always a laugh. But we did get to see the Lichtenstein exhibit and I took far too many photos.
 
 My Ferris Bueller/Stewie moment.

Wrighteous was shocked and appalled that this painting made me think of Family Guy rather than Ferris Bueller, but in my defense, I hadn’t seen Ferris Bueller yet at this point.
 

Deep Dish Pizza

Some of you might have seen the Mailbag video of the Giordano’s deep dish pizza that we sent to the Giant Bomb guys, mainly Dave, Vinny and Drew, back in February, as a thank you. If not you can see it here. Though after watching the video, maybe we should have sent them a big box of dry ice instead, next time perhaps!

From the huge list of food that I had to try while in Chicago, deep dish pizza was the one that I was most looking forward to. I love pizza and I eat far too much “Chicago Town, Pizza” at home, so I was excited to try the real deal.
 
 I'm sure this is blasphemous to Chicagoans.
 
During my time there we had a sausage and pepperoni, cheese and veggie Giordano’s. It looked more like a quiche to me than a pizza, but I was looking forward to it. Two slices was enough to fill me up and I hate to say it, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping I would. Maybe it was the same problem that I had with GTA IV, I hyped it up too much, got too excited, saw photos and read raving reviews and in the end it didn’t live up to my expectations. It was my fault, not the pizzas, I’m sorry.
 
 Please let me come back, Chicago.

Brookfield Zoo

Being an animal lover and wanting to study Zoology in University, we of course had to visit one of Chicago’s Zoos. We had a choice between Brookfield and Lincoln, Wrighteous thought that Brookfield was the better of the two, so we decided to go there on one of the hottest days of the summer. It happened to be an enrichment day at Brookfield, so we got to see lions ripping into a cardboard zebra stuffed with meat, and a grizzly bear fashion his own sunglasses out of a cardboard box.
 
 Poor zebra.

 Finding ways to cool down on a very hot and sunny day.
We had a great time at Brookfield Zoo, where we got to pet stingrays which was a lot of fun. They felt so strange, rubbery, soft and rough at the same time, and they seemed to love being touched, constantly coming back around.
 

Downtown Beach

While Wrighteous was in work, a couple of his friends and I went to a small beach downtown, which I was not expecting to see in Chicago. 
 
 Always reapply sunscreen!
It was a nice sandy beach, that seemed out of place in the middle of a big city, though along the shore was around 6 feet of hard pebbles and rubbish, old plastic bags and used bandaids. By the time we got home I was red raw, and I’ve learned my lesson not to apply sunscreen only once and then fall asleep on the beach, especially during one of Chicago’s hottest summers for decades.
 

Blue Man Group

That weekend Wrighteous brought me to see the Blue Man Group. I remembered seeing them on TV years ago and thinking that it looked like a lot of fun, so I couldn’t wait!
 
 And I wasn’t disappointed. It really was an amazing show, if you ever get the chance to go see them, I highly recommend it! I wasn’t expecting them to be funny, I thought it was going to be more of a percussion and special effects show, but they really had me laughing, and at one point screaming...

During the end of the show, music played and giant air filled balls fell from the ceiling and everyone danced and jumped around trying to hit the balls, I was on the end of the row and too short to reach, but was trying my best to. Wrighteous turned and pointed behind me shouting “Look!”, I turned around eagerly expecting a giant ball to be near enough for me to hit and found stood staring at me a blue man. They are creepy the way they stare and I wasn’t expecting him to be in my face, so I think that my shriek was justified! I turned back to look at him again and he started to dance with me, so I boogied on down with a blue man.
 
 Don't look behind you!

Willis Tower Sky Deck

I’m not a fan of heights, so I was nervous when Wrighteous suggested that we go 103 floors up the tallest building in North America and stand on a piece of glass protruding 1,353 ft over the city, but I was game to give it a go.
 
 I'm not angry, it was sunny!
I was very tentative when taking my first steps out onto the glass, but when I was out there it felt quite exhilarating actually, I could have sat there and looked out over the city all day. I even dared Wrighteous to do some pushups on the platform. 
 
 Show off!

Taste of Chicago

Last but not least we ended week 4 with the Taste of Chicago. I love food so I was really looking forward to it, it was a bit expensive but most of the food was delicious. We tried some Ricobene’s breaded steak, Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, Billy Goats Tavern cheeseburgers, BBQ pulled pork, Irish egg rolls, chocolate bananas, coconut ice, Rainbow cones, Churro’s, sweet potato fries, Chicago style fries and Polish pierogis off the top of my head. My favourites being the BBQ pulled pork sandwich, sweet potato fries and coconut ice, they were amazing! 
 

In Conclusion

It was another amazing and fun packed 2 weeks, thanks for reading my blog if you did, I hope you enjoyed it! Some time next week or so I’ll try post the final 2 weeks of our time together. It will include beluga whales, Man Vs Food challenges, Museum of Science and Industry, kart racing, Field Museum, winning big in the arcade, lake house fun and me on stage at a Myth Busters exhibit trying to dodge a paintball!
 
 It was a sweaty two weeks!
Posted by AlexW00d

Lol Thatcher's face on the wall of a pub. Classic.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@DuskVamp said:

What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?

Now that you've put the image in my head, that's exactly what I want to see.

Posted by Bocam

@Video_Game_King said:

@DuskVamp said:

What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?

Now that you've put the image in my head, that's exactly what I want to see.

Posted by SexyToad

Screw heights, I would've never gone up there.

Posted by GoofyGoober

Nice blog, glad you all had fun.

Posted by Wrighteous86

@Bocam said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@DuskVamp said:

What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?

Now that you've put the image in my head, that's exactly what I want to see.

Vinny?

Edited by pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King said:

@DuskVamp said:

What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?

Now that you've put the image in my head, that's exactly what I want to see.

It's really not that hard to find.

And I know if I ever wore a kilt I'd almost certainly be topless in that kilt reenacting scenes from Braveheart before long. Then I'd follow that up by reenacting Mel Gibson's drunken exploits and calling everyone sugar tits.

edit: Oh, right. Thanks for another entertaining write up.

Posted by DuskVamp

@SexyToad said:

Screw heights, I would've never gone up there.

I thought the same, I hate heights! But I felt surprisingly comfortable once I was out there, you should give it a try, push yourself!

@GoofyGoober said:

Nice blog, glad you all had fun.

Thank you :)

Posted by falserelic

Glad to hear that your both are having a good time.

Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER

THERES A WILLY WONKA GLASS ELEVATOR JOKE SOMEWHERE HERE, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT!!

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
You two look happy and seem to do a lot of things together, that's rare so cherish it!
Edited by TyCobb

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

You two look happy and seem to do a lot of things together, that's rare so cherish it!

It's only because they aren't living together yet or married. That's when 90% of the fun dies. I would bet $1,000 that if they had already lived together for 2 years prior and this was just a vacation, it probably would not have been as fun. =P

Quick edit: There probably would have been a couple of arguments too.

Posted by Scooper

@TyCobb said:

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

You two look happy and seem to do a lot of things together, that's rare so cherish it!

It's only because they aren't living together yet or married. That's when 90% of the fun dies. I would bet $1,000 that if they had already lived together for 2 years prior and this was just a vacation, it probably would not have been as fun. =P

Quick edit: There probably would have been a couple of arguments too.

Got any more good vibes because those are some crackers.

Good luck to ya both. That Thatcher picture made me laugh.

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair
@pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King said:

@DuskVamp said:

What about some topless guys wearing kilts, huh?

Now that you've put the image in my head, that's exactly what I want to see.

It's really not that hard to find.

And I know if I ever wore a kilt I'd almost certainly be topless in that kilt reenacting scenes from Braveheart before long. Then I'd follow that up by reenacting Mel Gibson's drunken exploits and calling everyone sugar tits.

edit: Oh, right. Thanks for another entertaining write up.

You just described my wedding night with uncanny accuracy (my wife was even happy enough that she didn't beat the shit out of me for calling her sugartits).

Another great write up, @DuskVamp.

My only comment is that nice beaches in a city arent THAT weird (come visit Australia, it's what we have going for us...actually, you should know that already, unless you are the only pommy in the world who hasn't come here?!)

Oh yeah, and pulled pork rocks and caused me to gain several kilos on my honeymoon. No regrets!
Posted by DuskVamp

@TyCobb said:

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

You two look happy and seem to do a lot of things together, that's rare so cherish it!

It's only because they aren't living together yet or married. That's when 90% of the fun dies. I would bet $1,000 that if they had already lived together for 2 years prior and this was just a vacation, it probably would not have been as fun. =P

Quick edit: There probably would have been a couple of arguments too.

Sounds like someone has a happy married life? But don't worry, I'd only marry him for the green card.

Posted by TyCobb

@DuskVamp said:

@TyCobb said:

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

You two look happy and seem to do a lot of things together, that's rare so cherish it!

It's only because they aren't living together yet or married. That's when 90% of the fun dies. I would bet $1,000 that if they had already lived together for 2 years prior and this was just a vacation, it probably would not have been as fun. =P

Quick edit: There probably would have been a couple of arguments too.

Sounds like someone has a happy married life? But don't worry, I'd only marry him for the green card.

Been married for 3 years and still very happy. Just saying that everything that was SUPER EXCITING FUN TIME is now just fun with the occasional grumble here and there. Talicia is right... cherish it.

Posted by Ghost_Cat

I normally don't read blogs like this, but I have been very fascinated by the progression between the relationship of you two. Also I am happy for y'all. Keep having fun!

Posted by Raven10

I haven't been following your blogs but I read your one last year and I'm glad things are still going well for you. I lived in Chicago for five years and you did a lot of cool things. If I had known earlier I would have suggested Gino's East for deep dish. Giordano’s is absolutely great but if you at all care about the crust on your pizza Gino's is the way to go. I'd eat that crust just plain. If you ever go back I would recommend it. The Museum of Science and Industry is one of my favorites. I actually lived a couple blocks up from it. I probably went around the same time that you did. I didn't do the Mythbusters thing, but there is just so much to see in that Museum that I never feel bad not getting the premium stuff. I love the Submarine exhibit even though I never go inside. And the dollhouse always blows my mind. Also, never call it the Willis Tower to a Chicago native. It will always be the Sears Tower.

Posted by Aronleon

Keep em coming, your blogs are fun to read.

Posted by csl316

Hey, more stuff I can relate to. Brookfield Zoo's close to my house and rules, and the Taste of Chicago screwed up my work commute for a while.

Looking forward to the wrap up!

Posted by Virago

Omg Rowr and I were just in Chicago!! That's so awesome, it looks like you guys had fun! But *cough* "Willis" is spelled "S-e-a-r-s" :D You guys are awesome, so great to hear things are going well!

<3 V

Posted by Wrighteous86

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

THERES A WILLY WONKA GLASS ELEVATOR JOKE SOMEWHERE HERE, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT!!

You can't find it?

You get NOTHING! You LOSE! Good DAY, Sir!

Posted by Phatmac

OH NO THAT ZEBRA!

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Takes me back to when I visited my brother in Chicago....but I only spent like 4 days there so I didn't get to do nearly as much....I did eat at Giordano’s and go on the sky deck though.

Edited by Wrighteous86

@Guided_By_Tigers: Can't have been that long ago; I think they just put the the ledge on the SkyDeck fairly recently. This was the first time I had seen them. I didn't realize those glass boxes are retractable. That's pretty cool, and I guess it makes sense, depending on the weather.

Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER

@Wrighteous86 said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

THERES A WILLY WONKA GLASS ELEVATOR JOKE SOMEWHERE HERE, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT!!

You can't find it?

You get NOTHING! You LOSE! Good DAY, Sir!

XD

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

@Wrighteous86: Yeah it wasn't long ago, last December actually.....I guess I should have just said it reminds me rather than it takes me back, the latter makes it sounds like it was a long time ago. :P

Posted by Daveyo520

Very cool, congrats duders.

Posted by DuskVamp

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

@DuskVamp. My only comment is that nice beaches in a city arent THAT weird (come visit Australia, it's what we have going for us...actually, you should know that already, unless you are the only pommy in the world who hasn't come here?!) Oh yeah, and pulled pork rocks and caused me to gain several kilos on my honeymoon. No regrets!

Oh I know it's very common in Australia, most, if not all of your big towns and cities are along the coast aren't they? Chicago is in the midwest, no where near the ocean so I was surprised by that. I must be the only pommy not to visit Australia :( I've always wanted to, but I've never had the opportunity, I'd love to some day!

@TyCobb said:

@DuskVamp said:

Been married for 3 years and still very happy. Just saying that everything that was SUPER EXCITING FUN TIME is now just fun with the occasional grumble here and there. Talicia is right... cherish it.

That's great, congratulations :) I know, we both realise that things are really fun and exciting right now, because everything is brand new, we're not naive when it comes to relationships. Yeah, we had the odd small quibble here and there but we're pretty good at talking through things right away and getting past them quickly.

@Ghost_Cat said:

I normally don't read blogs like this, but I have been very fascinated by the progression between the relationship of you two. Also I am happy for y'all. Keep having fun!

Thank you :) We'll try!

@Raven10 said:

I haven't been following your blogs but I read your one last year and I'm glad things are still going well for you. I lived in Chicago for five years and you did a lot of cool things. If I had known earlier I would have suggested Gino's East for deep dish. Giordano’s is absolutely great but if you at all care about the crust on your pizza Gino's is the way to go. I'd eat that crust just plain. If you ever go back I would recommend it. The Museum of Science and Industry is one of my favorites. I actually lived a couple blocks up from it. I probably went around the same time that you did. I didn't do the Mythbusters thing, but there is just so much to see in that Museum that I never feel bad not getting the premium stuff. I love the Submarine exhibit even though I never go inside. And the dollhouse always blows my mind. Also, never call it the Willis Tower to a Chicago native. It will always be the Sears Tower.

Wrighteous is a die hard Giordano's fan so Gino's wasn't really an option haha but next time I'll definitely try Gino's East because I do like a nice crust. We had to go to The Museum of Science and Industry twice because there was so much there! I really enjoyed it, Wrighteous wasn't that taken by the dollhouse, but I thought it was fascinating. Haha I know, I thought I should be factually correct though knowing the internet.

@Aronleon said:

Keep em coming, your blogs are fun to read.

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy them! I'll try to get the final one up next week :)

Posted by DuskVamp

@csl316 said:

Hey, more stuff I can relate to. Brookfield Zoo's close to my house and rules, and the Taste of Chicago screwed up my work commute for a while. Looking forward to the wrap up!

I wish I could work at Brookfield Zoo, it's a great place! Final blog should be up next week sometime :)

@Virago said:

Omg Rowr and I were just in Chicago!! That's so awesome, it looks like you guys had fun! But *cough* "Willis" is spelled "S-e-a-r-s" :D You guys are awesome, so great to hear things are going well!

<3 V

We could have walked past you! I did wear my GB tshirt a couple times, but didn't hear any shout outs :( Thank you, great to hear things with you and Rowr are going great too!

@Guided_By_Tigers said:

Takes me back to when I visited my brother in Chicago....but I only spent like 4 days there so I didn't get to do nearly as much....I did eat at Giordano’s and go on the sky deck though.

I hope you didn't eat that Giordano's right before going on the Sky Deck, that wouldn't have ended well for anyone...

@Daveyo520 said:

Very cool, congrats duders.

Thank you Daveyo :)

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair
@DuskVamp Yeah every major city is on the water bar Canberra, and that's because we wanted to keep all our politicians in the most miserable shithole we could find!

Having some of the nicest beaches in the world always within close driving distance is one of the best things about Sydney.
Posted by dvdhaus

My aunt worked at Brookfield Zoo for like 15 years. Still one of the best tourist attractions. Other options for your next visit:

Ride the El

Great America in Gurnee

And if in town around St. Patrick's day see the Chicago river when it's dyed green.

Posted by myketuna

Every time I read about you two, I get all warm and fuzzy inside. It's all the hope is filling me with.

Great blog. I look forward to the next one.

Posted by Milkman

Oh my god, this is the cutest. 

Posted by Trilogy

Love is in the air...everywhere I look around. Love is in the air...every sight and every sound.

=P

Posted by DuskVamp

@dvdhaus said:

My aunt worked at Brookfield Zoo for like 15 years. Still one of the best tourist attractions. Other options for your next visit:

Ride the El

Great America in Gurnee

And if in town around St. Patrick's day see the Chicago river when it's dyed green.

That's amazing, I wish I could work somewhere like that one day! How did she find it?

We rode the El a bunch of times going around downtown, once to just go on a little tour.

That would be amazing to see, it's crazy they even do that!

@myketuna said:

Every time I read about you two, I get all warm and fuzzy inside. It's all the hope is filling me with.

Great blog. I look forward to the next one.

Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoy it!

Posted by dvdhaus

@DuskVamp: She worked in one of the gift shops over there.

Posted by Little_Socrates

I have multiple friends who work at Tilted Kilts since they got out of high school. That place looks like the wooooooorst.