One of my goals this year was to see the river while it was dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. As soon as Chris got off work, we headed to the Chicago River to join the party. It was so fun to see the river turned bright green, and it looked better than I expected!
March was a month of visitors, starting with a great reunion with some childhood friends. We live all over the country, so it’s been hard to get together over the years. We had such a fun time catching up and showing them our beautiful adopted city. Some highlights from the weekend include a river and lake tour, brunch at The Gage, a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, and gorgeous skyline views at the Signature Lounge.
Right after our girls’ weekend, my in-laws came in town for a few days. It was so nice to spend Easter weekend with them. For Easter dinner, we went to Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab. Crab is my favorite food, but it’s too expensive to have often, so it was a real treat.
Chris had a day off while his parents were here, so we decided to get out of town and show them more of Illinois. Sadly, a lot of our favorite places were still closed for winter, but we still had a nice time visiting the Rock River, having a delicious lunch in St. Charles, and walking around Cantigny Park in Wheaton.