Well, we’re back from Maine… 1,000 photos snapped and I haven’t started filtering through any of them except for the few I’ve posted on Instagram. This basically means that my recap of last week’s trip isn’t going to happen in a while. But what I do have already prepped and ready to go are a few blog posts from my ever growing backlog of un-recapped life happenings.
Today, I’m going to pick up where I left off after sharing this video from our trip to Chicago this past May to surprise my Mommy Ma for Mother’s Day.
Today, we’re going to take it back to the day after our plan had come to fruition… Our first full day in Chicago. A day that also happened to be super foggy. Don’t believe me? Let me show you.
^^ This was the super dope view of the Chicago skyline at night from the AirBNB we checked into the day we surprised my mom. Annnnnnnnnd…
^^ THIS was our view of the skyline the following morning. Crazy foggy, right? I mean… You can’t see any of the skyscrapers… Can you imagine trying to fly through that fog? Yea. I can’t either. After taking in the view, we made our way to the subway headed downtown to explore Millennium Park because I really wanted to see The Bean.
^^ From Left to Right: Charles, My Mommy Ma, my brother Kris and Charles’s mom, Nelly. ^^
^^ The Bean!
After taking in The Bean and it’s mirrored reflectiveness, we walked around to explore some more of Millennium Park.
^^ GQ Stunting
All that walking had our stomachs growling, so we went to grab traditional Chicago style deep dish pizza at Gino’s East. Along the way, we slowed our pace when crossing the bridges to enjoy the view from over the canals.
^^ Representing for Cambodia!
When we finally arrived at the pizzeria, we were welcomed by an interior filled with graffiti walls. Apparently, the restaurant allows it’s patrons to write on their walls. I thought it was super cool.
Once settled in at our table, we scoured the menu unsure of what to order. 10 minutes later, we decided on getting a deep dish with sheet layer of sausage.
And yea… Jay-Z and Beyonce joined us for dinner too… Kind of.
Tummies full, we decided to head back to our AirBNB and hang out in doors since the weather was starting to get really windy and chilly. We stopped by CVS along the way to grab a pack of oreos and milk before hopping on the bus back home.
The rest of the evening was spent on the most comfiest couch there ever was (our AirBNB’s furniture was the best!), watching Step Up 4 before our mom’s zonked out on us around 9:00pm. Kris, Charles and I then spent another hour youtubing dance choreography videos before calling it a night around 10:30pm-ish. The next morning, we planned to wake up before our mom’s to prepare them breakfast for Mother’s Day which meant getting some rest was essential.
More on that to come later this week.