A few weekends ago, Lobster and I hopped a jet plane and flew to the Windy City for a few days of family reunion-ing (a wedding) and sightseeing. Being 8.5 months pregnant at the time, Lobster and I were a bit nervous to take such a big trip, but we’d been reassured (numerous times) by our wonderful midwife that everything would be fine. And it was! And it was so much fun! We definitely needed the mini-vacation.
Of course, I don’t go anywhere without my ginormous camera strapped around my neck. Here are some of my fave photos from our fun trip.
The first day we were there we toured the cute little town of Naperville. Many of my family lives in or near Naperville but I’d never explored the downtown area. One of the highlights of Naperville is their beautiful riverwalk. Lobster and I must have walked a mile or two both ways on this riverwalk and we enjoyed it thoroughly.
The second day, we only had a few hours before the wedding so we went to the town where I was born, Geneva. I fell in love with this little town and would move there in a heartbeat if I could! Surprisingly, I did not take any pictures of Geneva. I guess I was having so much fun that I just wanted to be in the moment. But there was a fantastic little windmill just outside town that we stopped to snap some pictures of.
Our third day was spent exploring the big city. This was the toughest day for me physically because we walked A LOT and I was lugging a large purse and my ginormous camera. But we had a great time and I loved seeing all the “touristy” landmarks you always see/hear about. The “bean” was one of our favorite destinations. We were able to meet up with my sister and her hubby for most of the day, so it was fun being silly tourists with them!