As you will soon figure out by the millions of pictures I posted, I was OBSESSED with the bean!! I couldn't stop taking pictures of it, every angle gave you a completely different view of the city either inside or outside the bean! So... please don't get bored of bean pictures, they are all cool!
can you see all the different Kates and Craigs in this picture ...
After hanging out with the bean all afternoon. We went back to the hotel and got all cleaned up and picked up mom and headed to dinner. Mom and dad had been to The Berghoff German restaurant last time they were in Chicago and were excited to take me there, so that is where we dined tonight!
Our little weekend get away happened to fall right in the middle of Chicago's Oktoberfest! Lucky us! haha they had concerts every night in the plaza and of course Berghoff was all decked out in it's Oktoberfest's best. They even had a special menu! All of used ordered their special home brewed root beer to celebrate the holiday.
Anytime I am at an authentic German restaurant, I have to order the wienerschnitzel, it is my favorite German dish! Luckily, it was on their special Oktoberfest menu, and it was delicious!
I loved the fun, colorful stained glass that lit up half the restaurant
The other walls had pictures from all the old world fairs that happened all over the world! I am enchanted with all the fascinating things that happened during and were built for these world's fairs, so I loved looking at all the fun, vintage photographs!
After dinner, we all walked back over to the bean to see what it looked like at night! These cool blue lights were set up all up and down the streets of downtown as an art instillation and I thought they were soooo cool!
The park at night
Of course, the bean was totally awesome at night! It was also raining, which added another cool element to viewing this one of a kind sculpture.
After getting soaked in the freezing rain, we stopped in The Corner Bakery to get some hot chocolate and dessert before heading home. It was the perfect little treat to end such a fun day traveling in this amazing city!