travel: classic chicago

It's been less than a week since I returned from a visit for the first time to the Windy City.  I was already expecting to love it, since that's been the reaction from everyone. And yes, I did love it. I love the architecture. I love the history. I love the public transportation. I love the neighborhoods. It's a beautiful and vibrant city and I enjoyed walking around and exploring it.

I also have roots here. My maternal great-grandparents immigrated from Lithuania and settled in Chicago. Both my grandparents are born and raised Chicagoans, moving to Florida in 1949. It only took me nearly 32 years to see it for myself! 

Here are photos from my first day and a half, where I spent the majority of my time in the Loop, being a tourist of the main sites.