It took us a little longer to get here than we expected, due to all of the CONSTRUCTION! I think I counted about 4,000 orange cones from Milwaukee to Chicago! Anyway, we got here around 2:00 and we headed straight to Millenium Park. This is a park with sculptures, flower gardens, fountains and outdoor cafe’s. It is located across the street from the Chicago Institute of Art. The sculpture most known here has been called, “the jellybean”. We couldn’t find any plaque that gave its history, but if you look at my picture, you can tell how it got its name. It’s pretty neat. Did I mention it was 90 degrees today! whew!
After hanging out at the park for a couple of hours, we headed down Michigan Avenue (aka: Miracle Mile). There were many tall buildings with very detailed architecture. We crossed over the Chicago River and then turned back around and headed back to find our hotel. After we got unloaded and into our hotel room, it was time for dinner. Nate had heard of a pizza place called Gino’s Pizza. He saw it on Food Network and thought it would be some good authentic deep dish Chicago-style pizza. He was right. We had to wait in line for 30 minutes and then when we ordered the pizza, it was a 45 minute wait. Aaaah!!! But hey, we’re on vacation. It was worth the wait. Delicious!! Now it’s getting late and I must get some sleep. It was a great first day. The girls are having such a fun time. Kelly took over 200 pictures today! yikes!! Good thing she has a digital camera.