Following all the festival madness, Ellie and I had a extra day in Chicago to roam around and see the sights.
Mikey (and his nasty festival feet) and Josh headed back early Monday morning.
Side note: Our hotel (Acme) was awesome.
All cred goes to Mikey, the mature one.
Anyways, Ellie and I started off our morning at Yolk with some red velvet french toast.
Then we walked a bazillion miles (for all bazillion calories we ingested) to the beach and Navy Pier..
STREET ART: A fridge made into a couch, side table, and coffee table!
Next up: quick trip to the bean!
We also happened upon a dress rehearsal for the preview of Chicago's 2012 Broadway season.
We got to see scenes from 10 different shows, including War Horse.
One of the more interesting shows was one written by some Northwestern students called The Verona Project.
Their goal was to make a new folk rock musical, and it definitely peaked our interest.
The highlight of the show was an appearance by Cyndi Lauper.
Who is still just as nuts as always.
We also got to have our first Trader Joe's experience.
I was particularly pumped about finally getting their famous Cookie Butter, and believe it or not, they were sold out.
It wouldn't be a complete trip to Chicago without some deep dish pizza!
Parting pic of the day:
Implementing a vomit clean up fee is funny to me.