Once, back in college, I flew out to Chicago with 15 other BYU students where we shopped and played for several days…
and I cried my way through Wicked for the first time with my favorite girls ever…
and this August I’ll be packing up everything I own and moving to that very city with my favorite guy ever.
WE’RE MOVING TO CHICAGO!
And rather excited about it, in case all of those capital letters didn’t convey things properly. The MBA program at University of Chicago will start on September 7th of this year so we’re hoping to move sometime around mid-August. I have already made it clear that I plan on flying up with baby, as 15 1/2 hours in the car with a 4 month old does not sound like something either of us want to endure.
I know a lot of you have lived or visited there before, and now is your chance to unload all of your wisdom upon us. We would love to know:
1. Based on our rather anti-social lifestyle (we really don’t get out that much so being close to the excitement is not that important) and the fact that TH will be attending the University of Chicago, where would you recommend we live? Right now we are leaning toward the student housing buildings based on the recommendation of a family member who attended Chicago with her husband.
2. As you may know from reading this blog, we are save and splurge once-a-month type foodies, focusing on restaurants that provide an experience you can’t have anywhere else (so no chains!). It doesn’t have to be expensive, but I do want it to be original. If you had to choose one place to eat while you were in Chicago (let’s say up to $100/person excluding alcohol), where would you go?
3. In the year and a half that we have lived in Dallas as a married couple we have done 5 “things” together, other than attending the temple (that we can remember). We went bowling, we celebrated New Years Eve at the top of Reunion tower, have gone to the movie theatre four times, biked to a nature preserve, went on a safari in Fort Worth and… we think that’s about it. I tell you this to really attempt to drive home the fact that we do very little, partly because we don’t budget much for entertainment/adventures (preferring to put that money toward food) and in part because of TH’s insane work schedule. If you were us, what is the one thing you would consider a “must-do” during our time in Chicago?