I am happy to report on my first travels of 2011. This past weekend my husband and I visited the Windy City, aka Chicago, aka our favorite city. This was our third time there and with each visit, we return home to Pittsburgh with wants and desires of returning permanently. As corny as it sounds, we really do love it there that much. It has everything that New York City does, just less crowded and (slightly) less expensive. For us, it’s an overall, genuine gem. Although I was extremely worried that our trip would be canceled after the massive blizzard the city received last week, thankfully everything was still a go and as always we had a wonderful time.
My dinner at Le Colonial (ga xao xa ot)-a magnificent French Vietnamese restaurant
The Old Water Tower-one of the few buildings to survive the famed Great Chicago Fire of 1871
A Frank Lloyd Wright design in Oak Park, a suburb about 25 minutes west of the city
Oak Park is also the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway (one of my favorite authors)
Julie is a librarian by day, die-hard travel fanatic and writer by night. When she’s not traveling, she’s either testing out a new recipe or being a foodie in Pittsburgh. If you’re interested in seeing where she travels to or what she makes next, follow along via the links below!