Our real day together! It was very cold and sprinkling off/on, which made it an interesting day. I met my parents at the same farmer's market I went to a few weeks ago, The cold weather didn't make it nearly as fun as it was before, but I still loved showing it to them. We didn't grab anything from the stalls because we knew we wanted to go to Ina's, a breakfast place we saw on TV a few months back.
Mom and I in a couple of my handknit hats. (:
We ended up having to use a few apps to find a place, but we finally decided on Crepe Town. I had never had a crepe before, but I took a chance and had a ham and cheese one. It wasn't too bad! It's a whole new thing to me so it kind of blew my mind, and I appreciated the fries with it to make it a little more "me". I would give it 4/5 stars, partly because of the charm, and will definitely keep it in mind as a place to take people when they visit.
We went to their hotel, where we relaxed a little and mom gave me a few goodies she had brought - Rice Chex and funfetti cookies! yay! Then it was back to campus to figure out the afternoon plan and meet up with Ally. After much deliberation, we finally figured the aquarium seemed like a good choice, so we took the brown line to the loop and caught a bus to the Shedd Aquarium, which has an awesome view. Ally and I are already hoping to head back that direction in another week or so when the leaves will be even prettier...hopefully.
I don't think you can tell, but we ended up waiting in a massively long line for a solid 45 minutes, not including the line that's inside...but I suppose it was worth the $8 general admission, then $3 off for students.
We weren't sure how to get to our end destination for the night, Giordano's, but ended up taking the same bus back to the loop until we found the Chicago Theatre sign my mom was hoping to see, then taking the red line up a few and walking over to Giordano's. I really love having at least a small knowledge of the public transportation here.
(p.s. this is part of my 14 goals for 2014. You can view all my goals here.)