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Vacation is nearly here, but before we take the trip to Key West we’re popping into Chicago for a St Vincent concert. It used to be a four hour drive when I lived in Michigan, so day trips to Chicago weren’t a huge deal. One time in college some friends and I woke up and got on the road at 4am, made it downtown by the time the museums opened, and spent the day visiting with Sue the T-Rex and the Shedd dolphins before we drove back home late at night. Hubs and I had our first together trip there back in college as well (we also went to Shedd Aquarium – it’s my favorite aquarium and I’ve probably been there more times than some of the people who live in Chicago :P).
Of the big cities that I’ve visited (which is a rather pathetic five: Detroit, Chicago, DC, Atlanta and Portland) Chicago is my favorite. I love that you can walk from Navy Pier all the way to the Aquarium along Lake Michigan without anything to impede your view. I love the Sears Tower (it will always be the Sears Tower to me). I love the food, and the wind, and that it doesn’t get ungodly hot in the summer.
So tell me, what’s your favorite big city?