August 5, 2014

Adventures in the Windy City (part two)

While I was in Chicago, I really wanted to check out some of the museums while I was in the area, so we decided to go to the Shedd Aquarium. Mostly because it was the cheapest of the museums while still being pretty interesting (two words: shark tank). 

Let me tell you, I've gone to quite a few aquariums in my life, but I have never touched a fish before. Not even in the touch pools where you can touch stingrays. This time? I dangerously (or, really, I was afraid for nothing) dipped my hand into the waters to feel a sturgeon glide against my fingertips, and it was awesome. I childishly squealed every time it came up to allow dozens of hands pet its back.

It's the little things in life -- the simple joys. 

They had a big noodle outside of the aquarium which I didn't really understand, but totally went to take a photo with. Given the number of people that were there, it was impossible to get a photo of the entire thing..but it was awesome. 

 I also went by the lake and watched the sunset. So humid! I almost fought a seagull that wouldn't leave me alone.

To finish it off, I had another hot dog. It's only right, right? The rest of my time in Chicago was split between introducing someone to the amazing world of Korean food, getting the most amazing concrete ice cream thing, and crying over the fact that the Cubs were playing a home game and I didn't have tickets to it.

I would have loved to go to a Cubs game. Or any game. Next time, for sure. All in all, Chicago was a blast. I had so much fun, and I can't wait to go back for more eats!

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