We kicked off September and college football season by heading to Evanston for Northwestern vs. Stanford. We had a blast enjoying the beautiful weather and cheering on Northwestern with the rest of the crowd. It’s always fun to be part of the winning team’s crowd, and it turns out Northwestern is pretty good this year. I also loved the city of Evanston, especially the downtown area. If we ever decide to move back to Chicago, I would love to live there.
My favorite part of September was our Lake Michigan Circle Tour road trip. We had the best time exploring Michigan and Wisconsin, and I can’t wait to share more about our trip with y’all.
Chris headed back to work the day after we got home, but his parents came into town a few days later. Chris is currently on a hard service, so he didn’t get to spend much time with us, but I had fun hanging out with his parents. We did two boat tours-a river and lake cruise and an architecture river cruise. I will write about both cruises at some point, but we had a wonderful time learning more about the city.
Of course, I can’t do a life in Chicago update without mentioning food. As y’all already know, our goal is to eat our way through Chicago this year, so we tried some delicious new places (and some old favorites). One of my favorite places this month was Luke’s Lobster. My in-laws and I were shopping on State Street, so we headed over to Luke’s Lobster for lunch. I couldn’t decide on a roll, so I went with the “Taste of Maine” combo that included a third of a shrimp roll, a third of a lobster roll, a third of a crab roll, and some meaty crab claws. Everything was delicious, but the lobster roll was (surprisingly) my favorite.
Chris got a Saturday off, so we headed over to the West Loop to try Glazed and Infused. I’m not exaggerating when I say the red velvet doughnut was the best doughnut I’ve ever had in my life. The doughnut was soft, and the cream cheese frosting was amazing. I’ve been told that Stan’s Donuts is even better, but I’m not sure how that would be possible.
We had also planned to try Au Cheval that day, but the wait was three hours, and there is no way my hangry self could handle that. I also firmly believe no food is worth waiting three hours, but I might change my mind once we try it.
I can’t believe we are already over a third of our way through our year here. Here’s to another great month and more beautiful sunsets!