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Our trip to the windy city!!

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We had the best time in Chicago last week, and boy, as I am looking through these photos, I sure do wish I was back there right now eating a Pistachio Lemon Donut from Do-Rite Donuts! I’m even craving a cup off their coffee! Yum. We only spent two nights in the city, and luckily we only live 3 hours away, because it didn’t feel like nearly enough time. Though do vacations ever feel like they last long enough? I mean, can I be a professional traveler when I grow up?! For real!

We spent most of our hours walking around and enjoying each other’s company. It was fun to be in the city with Bear. The only time that we had traveled with him was up north in Michigan camping, so this was a whole other story. We weren’t quite sure how he was going to react to all the cars, people, being in a high rise, and sleeping somewhere new, but I believe he had an awesome time. He kept giving me this look that totally said “OMG Mom, there are SO many smells. How didn’t I know about this place?!” It was adorable. The only thing I was surprised about though was when we went to visit the bean, we were told no dogs were allowed in the park. I didn’t even bother to check, because I mean, dogs should be able to go in parks right? Ah, at least we know..And now you know too ;) When we got home, Diesel ended up sleeping almost the whole day away. I made sure to give him the bit on how you never need a vacation as much as you do after coming home from a vacation. Ha. I’ll stop talking about my dog like he is a child now. Moving on..

Here’s the photos from our time in Chicago!

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I like you, Chicago. I hope to see you again soon :)

xoxo

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  1. Omg that maple bacon doughnut. I would die for that right about now. Beautiful photos! I used to live in Chicago and still visit friends frequently. I had no idea there were no dogs allowed in Millennium. Come to think of it, I guess I’ve never seen one in the area. Thank you for sharing and so happy to stumble upon your musings. :)

    • Court

      So happy to have you here, Kate! I would love to hear about your favorite places in Chicago sometime!

  2. Hahaha! You’re too funny. These photos rock, though. Chicago just plain rocks too!

  3. Chicago looks so beautiful in the winter and this makes my winter-loving self happy.

    Glad you guys had a great time! =)

  4. It looks like you had a great time. I love that your pup came along too.

  5. Hahaha. I totally talk about (and to) my dog like he is a child too :) Cause he is. Right? Hah. Such great pictures too!

    • Court

      Glad i’m not the only one ;)

  6. Love Chicago so so much! Glad you had a wonderful time :)

  7. Those donuts look scrumptious! Chicago is so beautiful! And in the snow, even better.
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  8. Awesome – Chicago is on my list of ‘hope to visit someday!’

    • Court

      Let me know if you want some recommendations on what to do!

  9. I’ve been dying to visit Chi town! These are lovely photos! Looks like you guys had a great time!

    xo
    Rachel

  10. It looks like you guys had such a fantastic time!! I love going to cities/towns nearby (3 hours away is just perfect!) and you’re so lucky you can just pop into the Windy City whenever you feel like a getaway weekend!! These are such beautiful photos and like I said – it makes me want to go there even more now! :) It reminds me of NYC, but different in many ways…and you went when it was so snowy and beautiful!! I’m glad you guys had such a great time and that you were able to take Bear!! yay!! Also, those donuts!!! P.S. I plan on going in March if all works out!! I’ll let you know :)

  11. looks like a great trip! i seriously NEED to see that bean. i’ve wanted to for foreverrrr haha! so cool that you got to bring your pup along, nice to make those memories :)

  12. Sam

    Your photos are stunning Court, looks like you had a lovely time in Chicago =]

  13. it’s so true…i always need a vacation after coming home from a vacation. ha! i’ve always wanted to visit Chicago – looks like a lovely time!

  14. Those donuts look incredible! Looks like quite the adventure.

  15. Such great photos. You have Hunter boots! I’m jealous. I keep seeing those all around NYC and am regretting not ever investing in a pair.

    Glad you had such a good time. Those pastries look deeeelicious.

    • Court

      Hunters come in so handy for city living because you can walk through anything without ruining them!

  16. So cute, taking your pet with you definitely makes your trip even better! Took my dog on holiday for the first time last year, he loved it, it was so cute seeing him explore somewhere new! Great photos, I love the colours, makes me want to go back to Chicago! If you find out how to get paid for being a professional traveller please let me know!

    • Court

      Will do ;)

  17. this looks like such a good time! i always want to save my travels for warmer weather, but this looks like a fun adventure. :) chicago is on our list of places to visit…i’ll have to get some “go to” spots from you when making our itinerary. :)

  18. I just stumbled across your blog and am in love with your photography! (I was going to say you…but that makes me sound creepy and stalkerish…) But for reals…loving what I’ve seen so far! I’m headed to Chicago in May and am bookmarking Do-Rite Donuts! Any other must-go-to places? We’ve never been! Looking forward to exploring around here more :) xo

    • Court

      I’ll email you!