Vancouver, Seattle- why not?

D and I have been together for a year now- it’s crazy how time flies. We decided that for our anniversary were would take a trip, and we finally set the dates and location. Starting off in Vancouver, we’ll see museums, eat great food and explore the Sky Bridge. Halfway through the week we will rent a car and drive down the coast of Washington state to Seattle. We’ll finish off the week with an orchestra concert.

I seriously can’t wait to get out of the Midwest for a bit. Both my job and D’s has been very stressful, to the point of both of us almost quitting simultaneously. Thankfully (I think) the worst is over. And what better way to celebrate getting through all that than to travel together?

What are your spring break plans? Any suggestions for places to visit in Vancouver or Seattle?

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MY CHICAGO TRIP

I recently came back from a wonderful weekend trip to Chicago- here are a few pictures of my adventures!

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The view outside my hotel room- 20 floors up!
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“Cloud Gate” aka THE BEAN- one of my favorite spots in Chicago, right off of Michigan Ave.
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The Greening of the river- done every year for St. Patrick’s day- right outside the hotel.
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The view of the newly green river from my hotel room.
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I went on an Architecture Boat Tour where I got a lot of great shots from the river of some beautiful buildings in Chicago. This building in particular is so big that it used to have its own zip-code!
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Beautiful beach, near the Navy Pier where the boat tour ended- would be lovely to see in the summer time!
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Random bagpipe group set up camp in the middle of the Navy Pier- got serenaded by some classic Irish tunes.
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Night time in Chicago- many buildings getting in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with green lights.

All in all an amazing trip. And, as I predicted, I’m even more in love with the city. I am now making it a goal of mine to try and move there by then end of the year- and also try and visit the city in the summer. More details on that soon! I hope you enjoyed a few of my pictures from the trip, and have a splendid day!

Hotel I stayed at:

Club Quarters: Wacker at Michigan: I would highly recommend this hotel. I booked early and got a great price, and you can’t beat the location. Friendly staff- ask for Tim, he will take care of you. *****

Some food places I ate at:

La Cantina: Italian Village Restaurant: Delicious, authentic Italian food. I got the Manicotti- OMG CHEESE. ****

Bella Bacinos of Wacker: Restaurant literally in my hotel- authentic Chicago pizza and super friendly staff. I got a Chicago style cheese pizza- and the cheese went on for MILES. Delicious. *****

If you’re interested in more pictures from my trip, check out my Instagram.