Sadly, we only spent one day and one night in Chicago.
We were received warmly by our hosts, who, as it turned out owned an urban farm, complete with chickens and goats. Introductions were followed by conversations (over french pressed coffee), pertaining to their harvesting of the maple trees which lined the street for maple syrup. A venture that is not entirely legal yet not entirely illegal. After warm showers, which were thoroughly appreciated (having not had the luxury for a while) we headed into the city.
We enjoyed a look at the Cloud Gate before heading down the ‘Magnificent Mile’. It wasn’t long before we realised that the high-end boutique stores were in fact, not so magnificent, and headed over to Wicker Park.
Wicker Park is a really neat area with such a vibe. Plenty of interesting stores, bars, cafes and restaurants. We had not been there long when Mel was offered a free haircut. Who doesn’t want a free hair cut!?
We had Pizza for dinner, a few wines to rehydrate, and a conversation with a gentleman who swore that the cold weather/poler vortex and his depleted supply of cannabis resulted in the demise of his relationship. Heavy.
Chicago, we’ll catch you on the flip side.