Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chicago Trip

Two years ago today, I flew home from Chicago on another delayed flight and although, I was very tired, it was an awesome trip!!  It was my first time to visit Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field, and Chicago so it was great to cross those things off my list.

Some appropriate reading material
I picked this up to read in the airport or any downtime we had and I'm certainly glad that I did!

We got into Chicago at about 8:00 am and walked around downtown to see some sights.

Chicago Theater
The Cultural District and Michigan Avenue was really nice and had a ton of cool places to stop in and check out.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
This would be an awesome place to take in a show or concert!

The Bean
This was pretty cool; the view from the other side was great because you could see the reflection of all of the buildings behind it.

Wrigley Square

Sear's Tower
We decided not to go all the way to the top due to cost, but it was still amazing how tall of a building it is.  At first, you don't think it's that much bigger than any other building until you are standing at it's base.

Wrigley Field Home of the Chicago Cubs
I absolutely loved Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville.  The atmosphere around the ballpark was amazing!  It reminded me of being in Cooperstown, but there was a MLB game taking place.  It felt like baseball.

The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field
I was amazed at how close you really were to the field.  Every seat felt like you were on top of the diamond.

View from my seats for Saturday's game
With where we were sitting, we had a nice breeze coming though, which was much need on the 90+ degree day.  As you can see, the field was almost framed for us...a pretty cool view!

Bartman Seat
Of course, I had to get a picture of the infamous Bartman Seat!

View from our seats for Saturday's game

US Cellular Field was pretty nice, but it could not compare to Wrigley Field.  If we would have visited US Cellular first, I may have liked it more.  One thing I hated was that you couldn't go from one level to the next?!? I've never heard of that before.  The worker that informed us of that acted like every single stadium was like that.

View of the rain from Sunday's seats

We also had tickets to Sunday's Cubs/Rockies game, but Mother Nature had something else in mind.  The game started later on in the day, but we couldn't stay due to needing to catch the flight home.  It would have been great to catch a third game on this trip, but I still can't complain.

Due to the storms, our flight was delayed, which makes me three for three on delayed home flying planes that summer.  Even with missing the Sunday Cubs' game and the delayed plane, it was a fantastic trip!  I will definitely have to make another trip back to Chicago in the future.