Chicago Travel Diary

It’s strange how much I’ve forgotten what real weather feels like. And Chicago is no

exception to “real weather”. In California, it’s dangerously easy to get used to living
life in t-shirts and shorts all the time. It actually felt like winter in Chicago, what a
concept!

I got to escape to Chicago for a work trip and unfortunately only had a few hours to

play tourist. I’d love to come back when it’s just a few degrees warmer! It was a brutal
26 degrees, the night I checked out the Cloud Gate and the top of the Willis Tower.
26 degrees!

The view was absolutely breathtaking. Even, if I couldn’t feel my fingers or hands

for most of the viewing experience :p

The Willis Tower has this thing called the skydeck which allows you to step, outside

 of the building, in a big, glass box. It’s almost like something out of Willy Wonka’s
factory and it’s crazy to think that it’s only a sheet, of industrial proof glass that’s
separating you from 1400 feet of…nothing. Not going to lie, it scared me to walk
out on to the edge of the SkyDeck and sitting down practically terrified me! Still,
completely worth it and as a tourist, I’d recommend it.



We made a quick pit stop to the Cloud Gate structure in Millenium Park as well. It’s

absolutely beautiful and the way it’s curved, is pretty trippy, to look at your reflection.
Sort of like a fun house, but with more class. And then I headed quickly back to the
hotel to snuggle in for the night and get my body temperatures to normal levels!

Definitely wishing I’d had more time to walk around and check out Chicago, but it was

fun, while it lasted!