Chicago was the first trip out-of-state Anthony and I took together. We visited Chicago for Anthony’s 27th birthday in January of 2016, but we still think about Au Cheval’s burgers to date. Chicago was very windy and very cold, but we trekked through the windy city and were able to see the bean, the Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. We met up with some friends, experienced the Sky Deck, had a mishap at the bar when I forgot my purse (uh oh) and closed down the bar late enough to catch tamale sales from the locals. One of my favorite part of the trip was laying in bed eating leftover red velvet tin cake, laughing at the sketch of Anthony drawn of him that similarly looked like a monkey! We survived our first trip together and as you can see, we have gone on many more since.