Chris' parents had some Marriott points leftover from when they had a house fire and had to live in a Residents Inn for 3 months (or more). So, they decided to use up the rest of the points with a trip to Chicago and were kind enough to invite the two of us!
Chris and I arrived on a Friday evening around 9:30pm. We went across the street to a pub for a beer with Chris' parents. Then, we hit the hay. The next morning we got up to got to an awesome breakfast at Yolk.
I had such a hard time deciding on what to order -- their menu was vast! I ended up getting a DE-licious omlette with jalapenos and avacado and who knows what else. It came with a side of potatoes and some strawberry-chocolate pancakes!! Whoa, too much food!
Unfortunately I forgot to take pics until after we'd consumed most of the food. Here are my pancakes (Chris' fork stealing a bite):
Chris ordered the most amazing thing: French Toast made out of a pecan sticky bun with a caramel sauce!! O-M-G.
Chris' mom got an equally awesome thing: French toast made from orange bread with an orange glaze sauce. And his dad got a Monte Cristo! This place was worth the wait!
That day we went to the Art Institute of Chicago to see their new addition of the Modern Art wing. It was pretty cool! I love modern art. Then we took the new bridge that connects Millennium Park to the Art Institute and got our picture taken:
And stumbled upon this crazy sculpture in the park:
After that we went back to the hotel to rest a bit before dinner and a show! We decided on an Indian restaurant across the street from our hotel. It was really good!
That night we went to a HILARIOUS sketch comedy show called "Cupid Has a Heart On" performed by The Cupid Players, a group of comedians that our friend, Liz McArthur is good friends with. She is in other comedy troops with some of The Cupid Players. Definitely go see a show by them if you are in Chicago! It is well worth it.
The next day we went for a walk around Chicago. We stumbled across this huge interpretation of "American Gothic":
We took a lovely Chicago River walk:
We also met a friend, Belen, for cupcakes at Sweet Mandy B's before driving back to St. Louis for the work week!