July 03, 2012 • 0 response

Adventure Frost paid a visit to Chicago last weekend.  It's only 90 miles door to door! Kev and I packed up the bikes and hit the city! The Wrigley Building was dressed-up for the 4th of July holiday. (I secretly envisioned this as a Frosty Flag! Maybe next year?) We stayed at the Fairmont. Our first stop on the adventure was to the Purple Pig on Michigan Avenue...Cheese, Swine, and Wine bar. I always say, "Let's try something we've never had before!" I believe that trying new foods will invite new thoughts and cool dreams into your life. Our first taste...almonds roasted in pork drippings with roasted garlic and rosemary. Yum, very flavorful. Pig Feet with egg and parsley...interesting taste, but I was slightly weirded-out. Sometimes it is easy to forget that Chicago is an architectural mecca. We went into the new Trump Tower.  We headed up to the Terrace on the 16th floor.  There is a restaurant and bar. The views were breathtaking!!! The Trump Terrace is highly recommended on your next visit to Chicago...it's like a little Americana Venice. I ordered an Adult Freezy Pop for $11. I saw a heart in my Freezy Pop...imagine that? We walked everywhere! Tip: Wear sensible shoes...not these! Next stop, Havana on Clark Street. Cuban menu and hand-crafted Mojoitos! Headed to the David Gray concert. (David Gray is a talented British singer song-writer...and once upon a time art student.) Made it to the House of Blues by 7:30pm...found a great spot on the floor near the stage. David Gray performed for 2 hours...17 songs...no breaks. He encored with his hit Babylon...the whole room sang along.  Cool moment. Next morning...fired-up the bikes. (Sporting my decorated bike and my new bike skirt, of course!) Rode south to the new 31st Street Harbor project. Rested my feet in front of the Shed Aquarium for a nice view of the city. I felt inspired exploring through Millennium Park. Topped off the weekend with a visit to the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park. Adventure Frost in Chi-Town was alot of fun.  I hope you try some of these spots on your next visit to Chicago. xox lisA

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