10.08.18

It was another early morning for us today. With a 10am flight and concerns about making our way through morning traffic, we erred on the side of early and started our normally thirty minute ride to the airport around seven.

Since we’d taken The L into the city, we got to see some cityscapes that we hadn’t already and it was a lot more peaceful to be able to put our suitcases on the trunk and to be guaranteed a seat. Money well spent.

Here are a few of my favourite photos that didn’t make it into one of my other posts.

Things I learned about Chicago:

  • There’s a surprising amount of waterfront with both lake and river in the core of the city
  • Architecturally and scenically, the city is an absolute wonder – beautiful
  • Transportation via The L is pretty convenient and easy to navigate
  • The downtown area is easily walkable – no need for finding a taxi or renting a car
  • There’s a Starbucks on every corner (rivalling Vancouver’s Starbucks population even!)
  • People there are incredibly friendly

We had an easy time getting to the airport and on our plane. The flight home was smooth and we arrived mostly on time. We split up at the airport when Lesley went to pick up her car and Kevin was there to pick me up. It’s going to take some getting used to, not having her around. When I was in the drugstore today, I started looking around for her without thinking about it.

Arriving home, it was my family’s Thanksgiving so we quickly dropped my bag off at home and then headed over to my folks’ place for turkey dinner and family fun.

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and a little sixth grade geography later and I’m ready for bed. I guess waking up in the morning is going to feel like sleeping in if I’m still on Chicago time. 👍🏻

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