For our first anniversary, Katey and I decided to take a short trip to Chicago to explore the city. A few of our friends had recently moved there after school, and gave us some great recommendations of places to check out. We booked a megabus trip from Cleveland to Chicago, had decided to save some money we'd walk and take trains rather than renting a car (and attempting to park). We stayed in Ravenswood, which is on the northside, and planned out the restaraunts and shops we wanted to visit.
We visited quite a few neighborhoods, including Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Downtown, and Hyde Park on the south end. We were able to enjoy some Chicago touristy standards, like eating a deep-dish on our back porch or taking a selfie at Cloud Gate... but we also got to visit a few gems like Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square and Plein Air Café in Hyde Park. Walking and riding the train lines was a great way to explore, and although we wound up walking several miles a day (hence the photo of Katey with her feet in an ice tub holding a Heineken), I feel like we were able to see the city for what it was—both in its beauty and brokenness.
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