Shedd Aquarium … & Dinner At Giordanos’ … Chicago …

_MG_6316-1Hello everyone … today I wanted to share a little from the second half of our trip to Chicago … its been a city I’ve wanted to visit for a while now and one that Perry had only seen on a very short visit previously … so this was a good opportunity to spend a few days seeing the City and the getting a feel for the place …

First impressions were it felt very welcoming … it actually reminded me somewhat of Vancouver initially … the day we arrived it was quite wet and rainy … although thankfully our room was ready when we arrived at the hotel so we were able to freshen up and get ourselves sorted before leaving …

_MG_5518-1 _MG_5523-1 _MG_5563-1_MG_6093-1There were a few thing we wanted to do in Chicago and they all happened to be part of the Chicago CityPASS … so we opted to get this … similar to the one we got for New York but not the same company … it worked out really well and we pretty much planned our trip around these places with a few others thrown in too …

_MG_5567-1 _MG_5573-1 _MG_5641-1 _MG_5649-1 _MG_5668-1Anyway so that first day we decided to head over to the Shedd Aquarium … I really like aquariums and had heard this was meant to be a good one …

_MG_5855-1 _MG_5859-1 _MG_5876-1 _MG_5920-1 _MG_5946-1 _MG_5958-1 _MG_5970-1_MG_5771-1It was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed it … although it was annoying when the whole building was evacuated for a scheduled fire drill … it wasn’t too bad in the end and we managed to see everything we wanted to see once we were let back into the building!

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The Jellies were some of my favourites … I just love the shapes …

_MG_6021-1 _MG_6049-1 _MG_6059-1 _MG_6065-1 _MG_6074-1But my favourite has to be the Beluga Whale …

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The Caribbean exhibit was also really colourful …

_MG_6111-1 _MG_6118-1 _MG_6134-1 _MG_6171-1 _MG_6235-1 _MG_6244-1By the time we were eventually finished at the Aquarium it was getting on in the afternoon and we headed back to the hotel to figure out what to do for dinner … after a bit of internet googling we settled on Giordano’s for a traditional Chicago style Pizza …

_MG_6280-1There was one only a couple blocks from our hotel so we walked over and queued up to get a table …

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So it turns out this place is really popular … and there was a 45min wait time for a table … it also happens that the pizza’s take 45mins to be made … so we decided to reserve a table … place our order for food and then grab a seat at the bar while we waited for our table … that way when we finally get to our table our food would arrive pretty quickly!

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We managed to get seats at the bar and the Bartender after asking us a couple questions managed to pic out a couple of beers for us that were a perfect match for each of us … his conversation was also pretty entertaining …

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When we finally got to our table we were both starving …

_MG_6311-1And the Pizza was pretty good too … we went for the Italian Beef option for both but Perry added anchovies to his …

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It was really tasty and massive … I did ask Perry if he’d wanted to share a pizza before we ordered but he was adamant he wanted his own pizza … lets just say we ate the leftovers for dinner the following night …

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It was really delicious … but its not really a Pizza as such … its more like a pie with pizza ingredients … not a bad thing by any means just not really a pizza as I would see it … either way definitely a foodie highlight of our Chicago trip and certainly worth a try if you ever have the chance …

That is it for this post …

Till next time …

Mina X

 

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