Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chicago - Day 3

When we woke up we had no time to think about how tired we were from the day before because I was meeting a blog friend! When I found out through Instagram that we just happened to be in Chicago at the same time we made it our goal to finally meet. The best part about it is that I was not nervous at all. It was like I knew that we were just going to act like old friends and I was right!

Technically we were meeting strangers but it didn’t feel like that at all. When we saw each other I squealed (Sean told me after) and we hugged like old friends. And then we talked, laughed and talked some more and I was sad that we could not hang out longer because we had booked tickets for the river & lake tour of Chicago that same day for noon.

We met up for brunch at Grand Lux Cafe and I had this churro French toast which I'm ashamed to admit was way more than I could manage. I wanted it all but woah, one was just so filling! Everyone's food looked amazing and not one complaint on the table except for how much food we were given.


- She's the absolute cutest and has the best laugh. Also couldn't help but love her baby bump! ♥


- I gotta say, our men are troopers. Because, seriously. Bloggers are insane. Meeting strangers is insane ;). But seriously, they were amused and maybe wondered who in the world they married.

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After we said our goodbyes we quickly walked to Wendella Boats as this is the company we chose to do the river and lake tour of Chicago. I am so glad we chose to do the river and lake tour. If you ever get the chance do this and not just the lake tour. The views are spectacular and I seriously was in picture taking heaven.


- It was very windy on the boat so I was relieved that I decided to bring my denim jacket at the last minute.

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- There was also alcohol below so we got some beer and wine and just enjoyed the experience.

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We had to wait a few minutes for the barge to open to get access to the River.
It was well worth the wait for the stunning views.


- Sean took the camera and gave me my own photo shoot. Bless his heart ;).


Our tour guide was hilarious and very informative. We learned so much about the history of the buildings in downtown Chicago. One bit of information that I found really interesting was the story of a woman who was blamed up till her death for a fire that nearly destroyed all of downtown Chicago but she wasn’t the one actually responsible. I found that to be a little sad that she had to carry this burden when it wasn’t even hers to carry until she died.

I think I just might have to stop here because after this we went to the John Hancock Building that way we could take in the views of Chicago on the 96th floor. And well, if I didn’t stop here the amount of pictures that would be here would be insane and no amount of apologies to you will do. One more sleep till Friday!


Brandi said...

I really love the pictures of you with the wind blowing in your hair! So beautiful! Your husband captured your perfectly! Glad you had a great time!

Pegster said...

I just loved reading this post Faith. We had the best time hanging out with you guys at brunch. I knew we would just click, I mean, I've known you forever now ;).

Your cruise looked amazing and your I am so loving your hair blowing in the wind. Go Sean for the photoshoot :).

Girl you take some amazing pics.

Tomes Edition said...

You look absolutely rdiant and beautiful Faith! Its great we support each other in the bloggers world and finally get to put a face to the blog in real life.

Law_Fal said...

That's so cool that you guys got to me! I've actually met one blogger turned real friend before, Carla ^hey girl hey^ in real life and I sooooo hope you & I get to meet as well! And your pics make me want to go back to Chicago like ASAP!

Emily Jane said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all these photos. (and seriously where have I been all week?). While I'm extra jealous that she got to meet you before me ;) I'm glad you two hit if off and had so much fun!

Rachel Tomlinson said...

You look beautiful Faith! Wind in your hair and all. xo