In July, Chicago really started to feel like home to us. We love where we live and have gotten to know our way around our area. I can’t wait to show our home to friends who visit.
Speaking of visitors, we got to see both sets of parents this month. My in-laws came into town for a weekend, and I had a great time exploring Chicago with them. Chris happened to get one of the days they were here off, so we went to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum. My brother-in-law really wanted to do the Skydeck at the
July was a festival month for us. We started off by going to Taste of Chicago, and then we went to the Pierogi Festival in Whiting, Indiana on the weekend after our birthdays and anniversary. The pierogis were delicious, and it was the kind of silliness we needed after a super week full of night float.
Speaking of night float, this month was our first experience with Chris constantly working nights. He had one night earlier in the month, but for the past two weeks and a half, he has been working from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day. No fun. I tried to switch my schedule to match his, and the results have been entertaining. He is finished on Tuesday, and I am jumping for joy!
Before night float started, we went on our first day trip adventure to the Indiana Dunes. Chris, of course, picked the only trail marked rugged, so we were hiking in deep sand in sandals. Each step felt like I was doing the stair stepper machine at the gym, but the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan were worth it.
Have I mentioned how much I love Chicago in the summer? I am not missing the 100-degree temperatures back in Texas (though my in-laws brought the heat with them when they came. Our day doing the hop on hop off bus was scorching). I am enjoying the beautiful weather here while I can!
I could honestly say a million more things about our July in Chicago, but this post is already long, so I will end it here. Here’s to another great month in Chicago!