WanderLand: Sweet Home Chicago

 The view looking North from the observation deck in the John Hancock building. 

The view looking North from the observation deck in the John Hancock building. 

It was almost a year ago that we decided to quit our jobs and hit the road. There was something missing in our lives. We knew that if we continued killing ourselves working 60 hours a week eventually we were going to crack. This was not the life we wanted for ourselves so we decided to do something about it.

The hardest part was leaving our friends and family. The second hardest part, at least for me, was leaving the city I grew up in. I love Chicago. Like most cities it has its problems but it is also an amazing place. The people are friendly, the food is outstanding and the culture is second to none. I consider myself lucky to call it home. No matter where in the world we end up living, ill always call myself a Chicagoan. 

 View of the Shedd Aquarium and skyline from outside the Adler Planetarium.

View of the Shedd Aquarium and skyline from outside the Adler Planetarium.

 Cloud Gate, or as we call it, The Bean.

Cloud Gate, or as we call it, The Bean.

 Looking North from the museum campus up Lake Shore Drive.

Looking North from the museum campus up Lake Shore Drive.

 The Tribune Tower on Michigan Ave.

The Tribune Tower on Michigan Ave.

 The Wrigley Building just North of the Chicago River.

The Wrigley Building just North of the Chicago River.

 Samantha checking out the view from the Hancock Skydeck.

Samantha checking out the view from the Hancock Skydeck.

 The Sears Tower, where I worked for four years, will never be the Willis Tower to me. 

The Sears Tower, where I worked for four years, will never be the Willis Tower to me. 

 The great city of Chicago seen from the suburbs 15 miles away.

The great city of Chicago seen from the suburbs 15 miles away.