Thursday, November 12, 2009

Looking for love in all the right places.

I've been experiencing a touch of wanderlust lately. The itch goes beyond my normal craving for travel; this is more than an interest in exploring a new city or country. This is a yen for change.

I'm not sure yet if all this will end in moving downtown, or to another borough - or to another city. What I do know is that stop #2 on the great tour of 2009-2010 is coming up this weekend: Chicago!

The primary purpose of my trip to Chicago is to celebrate my best friend Louisa's 30th birthday with a culinary whirlwind (including dinners at Trotter's and Alinea) and some good, solid quality time together. The secondary purpose is to see how Chicago suits me. I haven't been to the Windy City since 1996, when I visited Northwestern during my college tour.

Will Chicago be the place I fall in love with? Will I ever be able to live anywhere else, or has New York spoiled me forever? These questions and more to be answered sometime in the next six to twelve months. Yes, I have a tendency to belabor these things, so please don't hold your breath.

In the meantime, if anyone has any great tips for a weekend in Chicago, please share them in the comments! I can't imagine we'll have much capacity for food aside from our epic dinners, but I'd love to know your favorite shopping haunts, sights to see, or coffee shops.

Photo by Spudart on Flickr.


Anonymous said...

don't forget to try hot doug's! have fun in my home town. you might just fall in love.

jen said...

don't forget to try hot doug's for the best hot dogs in town.

Wendy said...

ah sorry Meg, I was behind in my blog reading! I know you are having a ball!

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