Chicago is the greatest. It cracks me up living in Houston, because people are always like, "Oh you lived in Chicago?? It's SO dangerous there." I have several responses to this...varying from "Well I lived in safe areas..." to "Oh and Houston's such a prize all the time?!" JK on the last one--usually I just say that not all Chicagoans live in the bad areas. All major cities of course have their issues, though. But I don't think most Chicagoans would say "gun violence" as the first thing that comes to mind.
Personally, I think of all of the amazingly fun times I've had there, and the hilarious stories, and my bachelorette party, and my college and grad school days spent in the loop, running scared from all the pigeons on Wabash.
|the buildings. sears tower. 'nuff said.|
|always taking architectural boat tours even though you've lived there. (i've done at least 7.)|
|brewers vs. cubs at wrigley. from a neighboring rooftop. ps go brewers.|
|friends who make you emergency kits like this full of treats when you move to milwaukee|
|view looking right from my balcony|
|View straight-on from my balcony (this was at my fifth apartment in the city)|
|Work Christmas party at The Palmer House|
|Watching the Packers crush the Bears time after time on their turf|
|the sweatiest fourth of July's imaginable|
|watching Transformers 2 or 3 or whatever film right in front of my place!|
|old place! Small, but well-loved|
|having to drive an hour minimum to get this close to farm animals|
|the storied ornament house at the Chriskindlmarkt where you can only walk one direction and not double back!|
|potato pancakes and gluhwein at Chriskindlmarkt--omnom.|
I have a million more memories & photos of living here. I am so excited to be going back in a month for a weekend trip to see everyone and celebrate one of my best friend's graduations from law school!