11th, 12th and 13th August
After an hour and a half on the train, I arrived in Chicago. It was nice to be in a big city once again. I caught a taxi to my hostel and settled in before embarking on the Chicago public transport system downtown. I caught a train downtown to millennium park.
I checked out the famous Bean sculpture, and then walked over to the Buckingham fountain which was pretty dang fabulous. And I mastered the art of the awkward canon selfie in order to photograph myself with things.
I wandered back through the park as the rain set in. And then I faced public transport again and went out to Navy pier and had dinner before meeting up with my international staff lovelies!!
Then we headed back to our hostel and crashed!
The next day, we were up early and caught a train to the Wills Building to go up on the Sky Deck! It was 103 stories up and had amazing views of the city!
We hit up lunch and then went back to the bean and met up with Mike and Sara from camp!
More buses and took us to Lincoln Park Zoo! I love the zoo! The monkeys were the best and were playing and swinging around all day!
We went back to our hostel and had dinner at a place called Silver Cloud which was yummy, and then caught a train to Wrigley Field and watched a Cubs game! We had nose bleed seats but it was super fun! After, we headed back home to our hostel and headed to bed!!
On Tuesday, I packed up my stuff in the hostel and headed out solo. I caught a bus downtown to the Adler Planetarium. The trip was so beautiful and the route it took through the city and along the shore line was basically a tour!
I liked wandering through the planetarium and the exhibition on the moon landing was pretty awesome.
Last night at the Cubs game, the lady selling our tickets recommended we go to see an exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Centre. So another bus ride later, I visited The Happy Show by Stephan Sagmeister. The Austrian graphic designer uses typography to explore his 'rules to live by' and the definition of happiness. It was pretty awesome to say the least.
Next, I headed to Chipotle (my one true love) and picked up some lunch and then sat at Millennium Park and listened to the free concert by the Grant Park Orchestra. I headed back to the hostel and met up with the rest of the international staff. I some how managed to shove all my stuff in my bags and get them on my back and we got ourselves to the airport (with much struggle) for our flight to Denver, Colorado!