My First Chicago Hotdog!

It’s been a while since I posted here, cause I haven’t gone on a really big trip since I went to NEW YORK over Thanksgiving.  My friend took me back to the beach a few times, and we had so much fun!  But we really did the same things we always do there.

But then a few weeks ago, I got to go somewhere new.  My friend took me to CHICAGO!  We got up really early on a Friday and went to the airport.  The plane ride was really short, like our trip to Ohio!  My friend said it’d take a lot longer to get there in a car, so I was glad we got to fly again.

We waited until we got to Chicago to have breakfast – I had a really yummy egg sandwich.  Then we walked around for a while, and found Millennium Park where there’s a really big silver bean – it was so cool!  Then we got on the metro (they call it the L in Chicago) and went to Chinatown.  My friend said she’d been to Chinatown when she was in college.  I liked the zodiac statues!  I wish there was a Year of the Elephant – but my friend told me I was born in the Year of the Rooster.

After we walked around Chinatown, we went to find some coffee for my friend.  And then we found a really cool donut shop called Stan’s, because it was National Donut Day!  We bought a bunch of donuts and then went over to the Millennium Station.  Then we got on another train to go out to a place called Miller, Indiana, to go meet another friend who was getting married.  They were staying right by the beach on Lake Michigan.  We shared our donuts with them and then went for a walk on the beach.  Then the next day was a big party for the wedding!  It was so fun.

After the wedding, we got back on the train to come back into Chicago.  We went and had brunch at a place called the Red Lion Pub on the north side, near  – we shared a poutine, which is from Canada!  It’s made with fries (my favorite!), cheese curds, and gravy – and they put an egg on it too since it was breakfast time.  Then we walked over to check into the hotel we’d booked for the night.  We got a bit settled in and then went for a walk – we found a Greek festival!  It was cool to see the musicians and dancers.  Then we went to get some tacos!  They were delicious but took a really long time to serve us.  Then we went back to the hotel to rest.

The next day my friend had to do a little work, but then we went out to get some real Chicago deep-dish pizza!  It was so good – it had lots of cheese, and spinach and mushrooms.  Then we went out on a walk again, and went all the way to Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs play!  We thought it would be fun to go on a tour – they told us the history of the stadium, and we got to see the right-field bleachers, and the famous ivy on the walls, and even the dugout!  It was so cool, but my friend was kinda sad she’d forgotten her sunscreen.

After Wrigley Field, we walked around a bit more – we found a really cool record shop, and then went to have a real Chicago hot dog for dinner!  It was delicious.  Then my friend took me to get a yummy cookie sandwich for dessert, too.  Then we went back to the hotel because we had a really early flight back home the next day.

It was a really short trip, and we didn’t get to see all of Chicago – but I learned a lot!  And I got so excited about baseball after Wrigley Field that my friend even took me to go see a Nationals game when we got back home!

After Chicago, we went back to the beach again of course.  And we have another trip planned for August – to go to Canada!  I hope I’ll get to eat some real Canadian poutine too!

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