CHICAGO


 FEBRUARY 2017

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Early one week in February, I had texted my friend Zach about hanging out on the weekend and shooting some photography. I had a Friday and Saturday off of school and work, so I figured I'd try and hang out with Zach because the guy is one of the busiest people I know and we hadn't done anything in ages. 

 

            A simple text to shoot turned into, "let's just go to Chicago!" As soon as Zach said that I knew exactly what to do. I called my great grandma who lives just outside of Chicago to see if we could spend the night there. She said yes, of course, because she is the sweetest lady ever! So Zach and I spent the night in assisted living apartments Friday night. 

 

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We got up early on Saturday and ventured downtown. After avoiding $40 parking we found a good spot and began walking around. Our first stop at 7a.m. was Millenium park, home of the famous Giant Bean. The city was absolutely empty. We got to the bean and we had it all to ourselves. We began exploring the Windy City. 

 

We walked everywhere, starting with Navy Pier then to the Chicago River. We explored Michigan avenue (The Miracle Mile).  Zach stopped to get a battery for his camera, and we pushed on. We walked every inch of downtown, only to finish at the home of World Series Champs, the Chicago Cubs! Wrigley field was under construction, but it was a great way to end a great day.