Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chicago, here we come.

We are moving to the Chicago area and we are pretty pumped about that.

Here are some reasons why we're excited.

1. Traffic Public Transportation
Chicago is huge! but it's nice that there are so many ways to get around that don't require you to drive. Depending where we live, we might even get rid of one of our cars. From our times in the city, it's been nice to take advantage of all the forms of transportation to get around.

Back in July we took a water taxi downtown

2. The food
If you haven't had the pleasure of going to Chicago, I'm sure you've still heard about their deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs (A hot dog on a poppy seed bun with mustard, onions, relish, pickle, tomato, and a dash of celery salt- ketchup is not allowed.). However, the fun thing is they have so many more options for food as well. From ethnic (lItalian, Chinese, Polish, Greek, you name it ) to hopping restaurants like this one we love. I'm also excited to try some new places that offer more gluten free options.

3. 2 airports
Sounds silly but with family and friends all over the country, it's exciting to have more options! O'hare is actually the fifth busiest airport in the world. So lots of options and hopefully price breaks.

4. Family
Even though we won't live in the same place as Adam's family we will be closer than we've been for a while. It will be nice to have family closer and a bigger part of our lives.

Horrible picture but these are some of Adam's friends that he grew up with.

5. Friends
Adam has a really good group of friends that he grew up with that will be living not too far away from us. It will be fun to have more hang outs and traditions started while we are young. We are hoping to have game night and barbecues. Bring on the quality time.

6. New places and faces
We are also excited to keep exploring this part of the country and meet new people. This is actually my third year moving so while I have things down pat for the moving part, it will be nice to get settled, plugged into a new church, and know where all our doctors/grocery stores/daily needs will be met. Chicago has a lot of different neighborhoods, entertainment options, and museums to attend so it will be fun to see them all.

Us at a recent concert
7. The shows
Theater, broadway shows, concerts, festivals, you name it, Chicago has it. We're excited to continued to gain some culture.

8. We'll still be close to Lake Michigan
We love being close to water and love that even though we are moving, we'll still be close to the lake.

9. We will be out of Packer Country
There is nothing more annoying, being an adopted Bears fan myself, than having to endure packer fans and being in their main viewing market. Can't wait to have the Bear's game be the priority game on tv again.

10. Adam's job
Adam's job the last year hasn't really been up his alley so we are really excited that he found something he's really passionate about. It also doesn't hurt that his new place has windows (he had been in a windowless office in the basement) and that the lake and the city of Chicago are his view.

Here is to new beginnings.

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