architecture + good food + lots of walking

^^Pardon the B&W photos. The shadows were horrendous.^^
^^Frank Lloyd Wright home!^^
Since my humanities class in mid-2010, I've had a fascination with Frank Lloyd Wright homes and have been dying to take a tour of one. After several failed attempts to schedule a tour of the FLW home in St. Louis, I had given up all hope of getting to see one anytime soon. 

Ben suggested that we use Memorial Day as an excuse to get out of town and go on an architecture tour, and he discovered that Chicago offered a 3 1/2 hour long bus tour that showcases the works of many well-known architects. We booked tickets and I mentally prepared myself to spend 3 1/2 hours looking at buildings. ;) Turns out that the tour was actually quite interesting and extremely informative. AND. A FLW home was one of the 4 stops on the tour! (If you've done the river/lake architecture tour and enjoyed it, try going on the extended bus tour!)

We were able to cram quite a bit into our short 36 hour long trip, and we ended up walked over 35,000 steps in the two days! Our feet we so sore by the time we got in the car to drive home.

What we did and how we felt about it:
ate at Taqueria El Asadero - meh
grabbed shakes at Margie's Candies - amazing!
took the Harry Potter quiz online to discover our houses/wands - amazing!
bus architecture tour - amazing!
watched the Memorial Day parade for a good 45 minutes - amazing!/meh at times
ate hotdogs & hamburgers at Portillo's - amazing!
grabbed a bag of Garrett mix popcorn - amazing!
walked along the lakefront - amazing!
walked through Millennium Park - amazing! (It was sooo hot at this point.)
checked out the Chicago Cultural Center - amazing!
did some shopping on Michigan Ave - amazing!
ate at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - amazing!
grabbed some gelato at Paciugo - meh
played Mario Party on the Wii U - amazing!

(Thanks to Mandie and Myk for letting us crash at their place/hang out with them. :))

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