#TBT: CHICAGO – AUGUST 2-7, 2012

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A photo opportunity with our uncle from the Philippines.
This is Tito Teody with the family before we left for SFO! We finally meet in person.

One of my favorite summers! It was our first time in Chicago. We got to see a lot in a span of five days: The Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park, Sears Tower, etc. The weather was perfect! Humid at times, but we all did well with it. Here are a few photos from that vacation.

ENJOY! šŸ™‚

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On our way to the terminal. My sibs!

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The sisters and I.

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Up in the air. The clouds were so pretty!

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O’Hare! We have landed. šŸ™‚

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Exiting the airport to catch our cab. One of my favorite shots!

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In the hotel lobby! Checking in.

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HOTEL ROOM! Yayyy.

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The view from the deck. Hi Chicago!

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The Olympics in London. Ryan Lochte! #jeah

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Sunshine! Looking forward to exploring.

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Jimmy John’s. Our first visit. Loved it!

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Picked up our 3 day CTA pass.

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Exploring Michigan Avenue! Time to shop.

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Garrett Popcorn! We were so excited to try it. AMAZING!!!

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Dunkin’ Donuts! WE APPROVE. Hehe.

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Love the architecture.

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Chicago Tribune. So cool to see in person!

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Chicago merch.

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Cuz we are sistas.

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A Chicago evening. So pretty!

We got dinner at this place called Sushi Loop nearby our hotel.
I don’t have pictures of dinner. Haha. We ordered bibimbap bowls.

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Art Institute day! šŸ˜€

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One of our favorite paintings during our visit.
Woman on the Stairs No. 2, 1984.

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Really loved the stairwell. Art rules!!

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We were inspired by Ferris Bueller.

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Absolutely beautiful!

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Georges Scurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884.

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Grant Wood’s American Gothic. We were in awe!

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Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art! We really loved the exhibit.

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As the day went on, there was a storm! We stayed in the museum for a while.

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Lots of folks in the lobby.

We bought ponchos outside for $5/each. Got back to our hotel safely.

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The skies have cleared! We were hanging out in the hotel for a bit to rest up.

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Dinner at Lou Malnati’s! Chicago deep dish. SO GOOD.

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Walked over to Lollapalooza. Just wanted to check out the area.

Back to the hotel!

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Our Wrigley Field adventure begins! SUPER PUMPED!!

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We’re here! SO HAPPY!

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Hiya, Wrigley! šŸ™‚
The Cubs were out of town. Super excited for the tour though.

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The twin and I.

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Sisters!

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Chicago Finest vs. Chicago Bravest.

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Tour time! Lots of folks with us too.

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What a beauty! ā¤

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From the third base side.

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The view from the press box.

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Twin!

It was a wonderful tour! I’m hoping to see Wrigley again real soon.
So much history and Cubs pride. I love the National League!!

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Exploring more of Chicago. I loved everything about it!

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We decided to have dinner at Navy Pier. Bubba Gump’s!
We are big fans of Forrest Gump. It only made sense. Haha.

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Seafood!!!

It was quite a long day for us. Went back to the hotel afterwards.
The next day, we were off to Madison, WI. Let’s go!

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Madison, here we come! Directions and more directions. šŸ˜›

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So many tolls.

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Almost there.

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What a pretty campus.

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We decided to grab lunch at The Old Fashioned.

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We’re here for the cheese curds. Lol.

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Yay, cheese curds! SOOO GOOD.

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Gelato for dessert. This place rocked!

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Driving back to Chicago!

It’s our last night. It’s now August 6th.

We decided to check out the skydeck at the Sears Tower!

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All of the lights.

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The sibs.

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4. I was pretty scared! Not gonna lie. Ahh.

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After all of that excitement, we went to Jim’s for dinner.

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One last hurrah at Dunkin’! So good to us.

Squeezed in some last minute sightseeing.

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Buckingham Fountain.

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The bean.

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We cleaned and packed up at the hotel. We were pretty bummed to leave. šŸ˜¦

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Our final meal was lunch at Gibsons Steakhouse. Worth it!

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Our waitress was kind enough to take our picture. It was a wonderful experience!

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Thank you for the fun, Chicago!
One of my favorite cities. I can’t believe it’s already been five years.
I want to see you again soon. ā¤

If you made it this far, congratulations! šŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by.

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