Over July 4th weekend, we took a family trip to visit my sister, who's doing her first internship away from home in Chicago! What should have been a quick 1.5 hour flight to the Windy City turned into a 10 hour ordeal when we learned our flight had been cancelled due to "thunderstorms" (it never even rained). But we weren't about to leave J out in the cold, so we hightailed out of the airport and drove all through the night to meet up with her the next morning.
We started off by taking in the sights from the John Hancock Tower, which was just 2 blocks from our hotel.
Then we walked all the way downtown to Millenium Park.
Touristy bean pic
For deep dish pizza!
That night, we camped out in front of Pritzer Pavillion to watch the July 4th concert with the rest of the city.
Yeah, we are not patriotic at all.
Garrett's "famous" popcorn
Before we set out for fireworks!
And got a nice photographer to take our picture in Grant Park.