Christmas in Chicago!! WOW
WOW just got back from my first time in Chicago and I am truly impressed. I went there because I'd heard what a wonderful city it is and I'd never been so I felt the time was right. And WOW...I thought NYC at Christmastime was wonderful but Chicago is even better!! The fact that it seemed to snow everytime we walked outside just added to the wonderful Christmas feel. There of course was snow on the ground since Chicago had just got about 10-12 inches of snow the night before we arrived.
The Christkindlmarkt, which was my initial incentive to go there, did not dissapoint me. It was very German (I even dreamt in German that night) with all the traditional German Christmas "stuff" I remember from long long ago. And drinking the gluhwein while browsing these booths brought me back many years to my year in Germany, as did the smell of sauerkraut and bratwurst. But it was COLD Friday night...3 degrees! However the rest of the weekend was comfortable enough.
Thanks for the suggestions I got from some of you. We tried to get a reservation for Tea at the Atwood but no luck...booked except for times that didn't work for us.
In any case, that will NOT be my last time to Chicago. I'm looking forward to experiencing it in every season, as I'm sure it's wonderful then too!! Everything about the city impressed me!
I'm happy to finally understand (and I only saw a tiny bit of it I'm sure) what everyone has been telling me....that Chicago is one of the BEST cities in the US. Lucky you Chicagoians.