My City


I’ve said many times before “I HATE living in Chicago”; and now it’s turned into, “I don’t like living in Chicago” and quite frankly, I don’t want to admit this to anyone, but now I don’t hate living here.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I like it, but I don’t not like it so much any more.

Hubby and I were leaving a store that had all these pamphlets of things to do in Chicago; and as we were looking through for ideas of things we can do to tour our own city I realized (again) how much we’ve already done in this city.  We’ve been here 3 years and have done a ton of fun things; see our “TOURISTS” categories for some of the fun things we’ve done.

As we look through these here are some of them that we’ve done:Aquarium, Bicycle Tour, Blue Man Group, Smart Home, Zoo, Noah’s Ark (Wisconsin Dells); Lego Land, Dining Cruises, Architecture Tours, Medieval Times, Museum of Science and Industry (that’s all I can read from this picture.  One that we have no desire to do is the skydiving.  We have tickets to do the skydeck Ledge (Sears/Willis Tower) and have not done one thing here: Children’s Museum.  Realizing all of the fun things we have been able to do living here so close to downtown, it makes me not hate it here so much.  We talked about moving out to the suburbs, where we feel more at home than we do here.  But really I don’t think we would have come into the city to do all of these fun things.  I’m grateful for our time here in Chicago, but I’ll also be grateful when it’s time to move.


Again with being an over planner.  With my 101 in 1001 list, there are things that we want to do before leaving Chicago, but have a season to do them in.  I’m starting to plan 2.5 years out when we’ll go to a Bears or Cubs game, or go to the opera or take the train to Wisconsin; just to make sure we fit it in while we’re still here.  Who does that?  Who plans things 2 years in advance?  I do, and it makes for fun times.


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