Chicago, Pt. 1

There is so much rich history and beautiful scenery every where I turn in Chicago. The city seems to have captured the best parts of a small town and a major metropolis to create a really breathtaking & relaxing cultural hub. I really love it here - despite the incessant cold temperature. It is currently 65 degrees outside in the middle of June and I am overwhelmed. Despite this, I took myself over to Touhy Beach in Loyola Park and enjoyed the splendors of Lake Michigan. Being a girl raised on 83 degree beach days, I didn't understand why so many people were swimming and wading in the water. But, I guess when you only have 100 days of summer you make the most out of every situation.

I left the beach and decided to stroll around Rogers Park. They have the most beautiful living murals splattered in the neighborhood. All an artist has to do is speak to the local alderman and, if given permission, can add his or her own piece to this ongoing project. Its living and everlasting art. I love the personalization and beautification.

President Barack Obama kicked off his 2005 Senate Campaign at the Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park and, obviously, a piece was added to the living mural wall right near the restaurant to commemorate this event. 

Last, but not least, DRIED KIWIS IS A THING! Kiwis are my second favorite fruit ever and I never even thought to think that they would be sold dried. And now I am currently munching on the best snack ever. This quiet neighborhood in the north side of Chicago has decided to teach me a thing or two.

Today was a good day.



  1. Thanks for sharing your trip. Stopping by to say hi from Alaya's blog. I've never traveled to Chicago, but it looks like a great place to visit. Yay for dried kiwi! I wonder if they have them available in Atlanta.

    1. thanks for stopping by! This was my first trip to Chi and it was long over due. You should definitely try to visit Chi as soon as you can. The food is soooooo delicious and there are so many different & delicious cultural offerings. Also, I'm praying I find dried kiwis in DC as well. lol