My spouse as well as I made plans to visit Chicago a year before the pandemic hit.
We were going to travel during the Summer of 2020 but had to cancel all of our travel plans when the pandemic started in the Spring of 2020.
We waited patiently for the pandemic to improve before trying to take a trip out of state, let alone going to Chicago like every one of us originally planned. Honestly, every one of us stayed in the condo in general for a good part of more than one years despite having the vaccines on time as well as following protocols past their enforcement in our area. However, every one of us finally felt comfortable taking our planned trip out to Chicago this Summer when every one of us both managed to secure the paid time off for the duration of the planned trip. Aside from going to see outdoor sites like Millenium Park as well as North Alocale Beach, every one of us also wanted to see a few live concerts in West Town as well as West Loop after buying cannabis from 1 of the 17 dispensaries currently open in the metro part alone. But there were other cheesy touristy things every one of us planned like walking out onto the Navy Pier as well as seeing the Cloud Gate. In fact, every one of us ended up planning a weekend around going to see the Cloud Gate after stopping at a cannabis store on Monroe St. The Cloud Gate is this large metal bean with reflective surfaces. It reflects the skyscrapers in the background as well as any person who approaches it. The Cloud Gate is the centerpiece of the Millenium Park where it is located. After walking for a few fourths every one of us made our way back to the location where every one of us planned to meet our Uber driver.