Chicago Day 4: Farewell to the City

Finally, I've made it to day 4, our final day of the Chicago trip. Since we booked a late flight home that night, it enabled us an entire extra day to sight see.

After checking out of the hotel, we took a stroll down the Magnificent Mile en route to Navy Pier.

While we weren't really out to shop, we of course had to make a pit stop at the 3-story Crate and Barrel to add to our never-ending want list. I actually found these awesome pots and totally plan to make DIY copycats.

Eventually we kicked ourselves out of Crate and Barrel, off of Magnificent Mile, and headed to Navy Pier.

It's definitely a tourist spot but worth going at last once to check it out, especially if you visit Chicago with your family. We made sure to scope out the entire place.

Aside from touring the place, grabbing a quick lunch and buying a magnet, we didn't really do much else at the Pier. We did though, on our way out, stop to have a brief chat with a statue.

The ladies taking the picture encouraged it, I swear.

Taking the rest of our last day pretty easy, we decided to enjoy some time outdoors in the beautiful weather. We took a walk around the lake.

We relaxed in the park.

And I had a photo shoot with my new pair of Crocs (the only pair I own).

Have I yet mentioned that the weather for our trip was PERFECT? Apparently spring break is normally pretty cold. Even my first visit to the city at the end of May was cold. But for us this trip, perfect.

Anyway, to end our glorious vacation we convinced ourselves to make one final stop - The Art Institute of Chicago.

Van Gogh: Bedroom in Arles
Georges Seurat: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

The best part about the entire museum was actually this photo that we came across as we were leaving.

Diane Arbus: Identical Twins

Why such a big deal? Because when I first met Jeff he had a creepy copy of this picture above his toilet, and it has since travelled with him to every place he's lived. Currently it's housed behind one of our kitchen cabinets.

So yes, as creepy as it is, this picture alone made our visit to the Art Institute worth it. The visit was our last visit for the day though. Our flight time was nearing and my husband was starting to embarrass me, lol.

We really did have a great trip and 4 days was plenty to see, eat, and walk our hearts out. There is so much to do in Chicago though that I'm already making a list of to-do's for our next return!

If you missed the rest of the trip, check out Day 1 here, Day 2 here, and Day 3 here. I'll probably do some follow-up posts to review the restaurants more in depth, just not sure when. So stay tuned!

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like y'all had an awesome time! I
    m glad you had a good trip. Great Pictures Kendra!


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