Illinois is a lovely state! After New York we flew down to Chicago welcomed by the flashy city with an exquisite sky-line. Because our flight got delayed (a lot) we reached 4 hours post the scheduled time and had no time to go around the city. Our cousin had us booked in Hyatt Regency overlooking waterfront which had a magnificent view. We went down to the in-house bar to get some drinks and slept off our fatigue.
I fall short of words to describe Chicago as it is such a fine blend of a touristy hub and a work city. It's fast yet has a calm to its pace. Driving around the city we decide to go to Navy Pier first thing and took a city tour though a boat. Lovely fragrance of chocolate wafted though the crisp air indicating a major factory nearby. Picking up some food from a local barbecue we went on rides, trotted around the boisterous streets.
We had little time in Chicago, so we mainly stuck to the touristy rut