What to say about Chicago? It's amazing. The architecture is comparable to seeing a national park. Overwhelming.
The people were surprisingly friendly and helpful (more-so than average). I was especially excited about going to Chicago when I was seeing temperatures approaching 80 degrees just 2 days before we left. Apparently that city shares the same weather that Utah does, because by the time we got there it was COLD. High temperatures of 38. Needless to say, with the temperatures and the rain, I did not get out to run along Lake Shore Drive (along the coast) like I had initially planned. Bummer. We did stay at the Drake Hotel, one of the older hotels in Chicago, and right on the Lake Shore.
It's no surprise that Chicago is host to several movie backdrops. It is GOTHAM in Batman, and The Fugitive was filmed here. Kinda cool to walk around and recognize features and buildings.
Our trip was chock full of activities, so MUCH walking, and so so much good food. Comedy show (@ second city), lunch atop the Hancock Center, shopping, food, riding the el (subway), museums, Wrigley Field, Chicago River, more shopping, more food, and a few naps in between.