Oh my, I went on a vacation!
For the first time in a very, very long time I went on an actual vacation. I explored! I left my apartment (very big deal). I don't often find the time to get out of Boston and take a break from work, so this was much needed.
My friend, Amanda, and I made a list of all the places we wanted to go to and (after knocking off out-of-country places because I don't have a passport) decided on Chicago. Deep dish. Art museums. Architecture tour. We did it all. We mastered the CTA like we were locals. We even caught a Cubs game before the All-Star Break! Lester gave up 10 runs in the first inning, but hey, it's the Cubs (p.s. this was the first time I was at a ballpark that isn't Fenway!).
Chicago was so much fun. Having returned to Boston, it doesn't feel like I went on a vacation. It all seemed so unreal that I left my home and actually went and saw part of the world! I'm already thinking about my next trip and have a newfound desire to explore more.
Here are some of my favorite photos.