eat. shop. eat. beach. eat. cupcakes.
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Full day in Chi-town. We were supposed to get around this morning to go to the nearby Farmers' Market that Christen enjoys going to. When traveling, Trish and I are both early risers; we can sleep when we're at home. BUT, Christen took an extra 45 minutes to get around. We meandered over to the Farmers' Market, and walked through all the displays before making our decisions. I got a gigantic homemade Oreo that was awesome to say the least. Plus, I picked up a chocolate-chip muffin and a slice of marble pound cake for breakfast. On our way out, I noticed someone selling hummus; after trying a few different varieties, I got the kalamata olives hummus. It was delicious! Even though I knew I'd be the only one to eat it once I got home...
After we returned to Christen's to eat breakfast and get ready for the day, Trish and I were on our own.
The Division Street festival started at noon, and we were there soon after. Not quite sure what we were getting ourselves into, we paid the $5 donation fee and entered.
We figured out the bus again to return to Christen's a did a little more shopping in the Oak Street area. (I don't know anything about Chicago; is this close to 'downtown'?) Of course, these shops were out of our price range, but we did come across a bakery where we stopped for a snack -- what did I tell you about eating our way through the city!?! My sugar cookie was eh, ok, but the passion fruit lemonade was downright amazing.
We had late dinner reservations at a steakhouse, so we relaxed at Christen's apartment for the evening. I'm not a naptaker, but I was able to journal some and it was nice to just chill for awhile.
Dinner was at a quarter til nine at Wildfire.
Oh. My. Gosh. I was definitely glad I waited for a Molly's cupcake. They are AMAZING. They are serious cupcakes; the one I got (the Ron Bennington) was a chocolate cupcake filled with peanut butter (only the greatest combination ever invented) with mounds of chocolate icing swirled on top with crushed pb chips. Lifechanging. And, definite sugar shock. But it was oh so worth it!