Over our eight years in Chicago we've pretty much covered every tourist destination, local hotspot, and random thing in between. All but one biggie that is - The Sears Tower (officially "Willis", yuck.) Somehow, through all the downtown days and Loop walks I'd never even stepped foot in the building until recently. To celebrate the hubby's birthday we booked a romantic dinner sixty-seven floors above our home city. As we dined we spent a couple of hours overlooking the town where we've spent a third of our lives, sharing stories from when we first moved here from Tennessee, discussing how much we've learned and all the knowledge we'd like to pass on when we ever leave. (For example, we have the best secrets to the cheapest/free downtown parking in the city if you ever need them.) Once fully stuffed on wine and extra dessert we paid a visit to the 103rd floor Sky Deck and after taking a deep breath, (the first step is a bit daunting) walked onto the clear ledge to gaze at the twinkling city below. It's magical!
Birthday Boy, still safely on the ground.
Views like this keep me madly in love with architecture.
Soaking up our pretty city.
Obligatory feet shot from the ledge!
I insisted we take the money maker photo, you know, the official one that costs $24 and comes in a souvenir "frame" made out of paper. Turns out, at closing time on a random week night, they're willing to negotiate and/or might offer it for free if you ask nicely. ;) This one's a framer, baby.