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You can’t visit Chicago without a gratuitous photo session in front of the Giant Bean in Millennium Park.

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LAHats

Kasey and Mercedes were brave souls, sporting a couple LA Dodgers hats in a sea of Chicago Cubs fans. We were in the city the day the Dodgers played the Cubs for a ticket to the World Series, and there were a LOT of “how dare you” stares when Chicagoans saw these two rooting for the wrong team.

Spoiler alert: Dodgers lost that night, and these hats stayed in the hotel the rest of the trip.

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Trees

A short walk away from the Bean is the Maggie Daley Park, full of fall colors and bordered by the skyscrapers of the city.

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It’s an eccentric area, with very well-kept jungle gyms for the kiddos and artsy mirrors amongst the trees for the grown-ups.

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They had us millennials in mind when they designed the park, obvi.

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Lake Michigan is just down the street from the park. The last time Mark and I were here, it was frozen over. This time — still blue, still flowing, but still cold.

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loumalnati

We were in need of some sustenance after our day of play in the city. So, we made the trek through downtown to find the stuff Chicago’s known for: DEEP DISH PIZZA.

At Lou Malnati’s to be exact.

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Good people, good eats, good day.

xoxo

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