I don’t know how you all are feeling about it being Friday but I’m more relieved than usual. I’ve had a rollercoaster week, so I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend at home. For me, that usually includes a good book, some good old-fashioned binge-watching, and music (Bon Iver’s self -titled album is often my go to).
For today’s post, I’m taking you guys back with me to a day of terrible food, great views and a nice helping of fearlessness.
So we set out early in the afternoon (1pm-ish) to go grab some lunch before heading to downtown Chicago. Our unfortunate stop was a cute little Italian restaurant a couple of blocks from our apartment. Leye and I ordered a pretty forgettable sandwich, while Wonu went all out with some assorted seafood pasta. The pasta is where lunch took a sour turn as they had prepared the dish with some very foul salmon.
We sent the food back and took that as our cue to leave the restaurant. A couple minutes later, we were in a Lyft headed to one of the tallest buildings in the United States; Willis Tower. I was incredibly excited and nervous to get to the SkyDeck. The deck itself is 103 floors above the ground and completely clear on all four sides. Safe to say, if you’re scared of heights, this one is not for you.
That being said, I think standing in a clear glass box several hundred feet above the ground is pretty scary. However, I was not about to let that fear stop me. There’s a video of me here jumping on the ledge.
The views from the top of the tower were nothing short of amazing. Surprisingly there weren’t THAT many people up there when we went. We did have FastPass, so maybe we just got up before most people.
As the day started to get cooler, we walked casually around downtown Chicago to see more of the city.
The best way I can describe Eataly is that it’s a large Italian food market. I wish I had been hungry enough to indulge in some pizza, pasta or even gelato!
Do you think you could brave it and get out on the Skydeck? Leave me a comment to let me know!
As usual, thanks for reading.
Photos by Leye & Wonu (thank you guys) on iPhone 6S Plus & Olympus OM-D E-M10 with a 14-42mm IIRK lens
same footprints, different sands