Monday, October 12, 2015

Chicago Day 2: A day of sights and food!

For day 2, we had decided to do some sight seeing, but not by foot.   I also had a shake out run with the AMR tribe.  We had three miles planned but we stopped a ton for pictures so it was perfect.  The best way to see a city is by running it for sure!  Jonna had lived in Chicago and was am amazing tour guide, plus I met and talked with several mother runners as we ran.

After the run,  I was trying to stay off of my feet as much as possible.  I had put it out on FB that I was looking for fun tours, and overwhelmingly people suggested the boat tours put on by Wendella.  Everyone recommended the architecture tour, and that is what we chose.  It was a little walk to the dock, but it was a nice long sit on the boat learning the history of the buildings and city.  I HIGHLY recommend doing this tour.  Very informative and fun.  The weather was perfect and sunny with a cool breeze, perfect for sitting on the boat.

Trump towers

Corn cob building

Formally Sears tower

We took lots and lots of pictures but not near as many as some.  After the boat tour, we headed to our next pizza stop.  We had posted about Pizano's pizza place the first day and we were told Lou Malnati's was better.  Luck would have it that there was one near the boat dock, so we headed over.  On our way, we stumbled on Glaze and Infused (a really cool doughnut shop that had come highly recommended as well) and stopped for a pre lunch (since it takes so long for the deep dish to cook).  We had the most amazing white chocolate hot chocolate with cinnamon.  
 Both places had amazing pizza.  The crust was slightly different at Lou's with it being more flaky and buttery and less crunchy.  We ordered sausage on our pizza, and it was a bit much, although the sausage itself tasting good.  It just covered the entire pizza.
After lunch, we headed back to the hotel, and laid around and watched the Vols beat the Dawgs and KSU loose a heart breaker to the number 2 TCU horned frogs.  It was the perfect amount of laying around.  We had dinner in bed again.  At this point I was tired of carbs, so we had some chicken instead for dinner.  I was able to go to sleep at a decent hour as we had to be up around 5:45 again the next day.  

Now on to the Race Day!

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