Two seconds after we checked in...it was DARK! Sunset here was at 4:30pm... crazy
On our walk to see what was around...and to find dinner..
We ran into The Old Water Tower of Chicago
This day was only MILDLY binge-y (it was technically a half day afterall) with one of my all time FAVORITE foods...Chicago style PIZZA!! On our walk around our little part of the city, we ran SMACK into Lou Malnati's, a Chicago favorite over Pizzeria Uno on Food Wars. :) I was pretty giddy, I must say. It was YUMMY!!
First of the Trilogy of Pizzerias we needed to try... for "research" of course.. ;)
Lou Malnati's - Soooo good.. Butter crust was awesome
Even the "small" pizza was massive! Time to walk off this beast...
Next Up: The John Hancock Observatory. We'd heard that you could skip paying the Observation Deck price by going to the lounge on another floor... BUT, we ended up not taking that route considering it was Saturday night and there was a HUGE line to get up to the bar. We were also both NOT dressed to be amongst the "trying-too-hard-to-look-cute-so-someone-will-buy-me-a-drink" crowd....so, we bit the bullet and bought the "Sun and Stars" pack...which just meant we were able to come back for a day time look at the city as well. (cause during this first go round at night...we had NO idea what anything was!)
Beautiful at every turn :)
Information about the city...
Time to rest up for Day #2 :)