More fun times in Chicago this weekend, this time for the #WindyCityTweetup. The #WindyCityTweetup was a weekend long event of travel bloggers, some local some not, getting together to meet in-person, get to know one another, share lot’s of fun and laughs and explore Chicago. We’ve all talked and established a friendship via social media channels like Twitter and then through e-mail planning the weekend fun.
I drove in just for the day Saturday. Being travel bloggers and social media addicts, we took to the streets, exploring, tweeting, talking about the things we saw and captured lot’s of photos.
The rest of the Windy City travel group:
Some highlights (some of which will become posts of their own this week, stay tuned!):
- Grabbed coffee at sci-fi themed Wormhole Coffee in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
- Waited in line with 100’s of other people in off-and-on light rain all morning for Doughnut Valut donuts.
- Checked out Sofitel Chicago where the other out-of-towners were staying.
- Walked The Magnificent Mile, desperately missing the recently departed Marilyn Monroe statue haha.
- Went on a Chicago architecture riverboat tour. Beer, great conversations and great views of the city.
- Group shot at “The Bean” in Millennium Park below. Also watched how others interacted with the sculpture, some of which made you say huh?
- Drinks, conversation and people watching at Palmer House Hilton. There must have been a prom, a wedding reception and several other formal gatherings all going on around us at the same time. Definitely a place to be. A relaxing atmosphere to hang out in.
- Hit up Exchequer Restaurant & Pub for some Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.
The aforementioned rain continued off-and-on throughout the day, but if anything that made the day that much more memorable.
I wish the fun day didn’t have to end, but I had a long, late night drive home. Thanks Chicago! I said good-bye to everyone after we grabbed a cab back to home base, Sofitel Chicago. It was great trip meeting some great fellow travel bloggers in-person, people now whom I can call even more so now, friends.