Just got home from a week in Chicago.
Will post a couple of separate posts after this over the next few days as I upload various photos and thoughts but just wanted to share a couple of initial thoughts on the city.
Wow. Chicago is a gorgeous city and blew me away with how amazing it looks. I was totally caught by surprise and was not what I expected at all - did you know Chicago has beaches? They are lake beaches but still with amazing facilities (the lakeshore drive has an end to end 26 mile running/bicycle path).
Friendly people, amazing food, super amazing architecture (yes it's because it all burnt down etc so had a chance to start from scratch - but it leaves NY for dead).
All I can say is the stories about how cold and windy it gets in the winter must be true as I cant understand why more people don't live there.