A Week in Chicago

It was about time I posted about another trip on the blog, don’t you think? I just got back from Chicago two days ago, and I have some things to share with you all. I’ve been to a bunch of places in the U.S. but Chicago was a new place for me. To be honest I really didn’t know what I was expecting. And whatever that was, doesn’t matter anyways, because I loved it.

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The only reason I went on this trip, was because my dad ran the Chicago marathon. So there were a few days in which we only focused on that specifically. But I was able to get to know the city and to shop around quite a bit.

I visited the Cloud Gate -also known as The Bean- at Millennium Park on the first day. The weather was nice and the park was very beautiful. I also visited the Navy Pier and had a great time with my family.

I saw most of Chicago by bus though, because my dad wanted to get to know the city, but he needed to rest his legs for the marathon. I really enjoyed the city as a whole. It’s very quiet and even though there are a bunch of people it’s always very peaceful. There’s wonderful art on the streets and there are a lot of parks and nature surrounding the city.

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I have to be honest, the rest of the time I was there I spent it shopping. Michigan Ave. was pretty close to my hotel so I spent a lot of time roaming those streets. I also ate some of the famous deep dish pizza and it was quite good. Very greasy, doughy, and saucy -just how I like it.

The day of the marathon was crazy! There were people everywhere and it was quite hectic, but always fun. I got to see my dad on three different locations and he got to see me and my family cheer him on, which was awesome. He also broke his personal record!

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Even though it was a pretty short trip, I had a blast. I got to share with my family and I discovered a new place. Chicago is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for something fresh and new.

Pictures taken by Juan M. Bonifasi and me

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