In the summer of 2016 we went to Chicago for the first time together. Eric had previously lived in a suburb of Chicago, and I had a few friends who lived there, so up we drove for the weekend. We had to do the obvious touristy trip to the “Bean” and grab deep dish, Chicago style pizza from Giordano’s (YUM. My mouth is watering right now thinking about all those lovely carbs and gluten) and my favorite spot for “fancy” dinner, RPM . We loved walking around the city and seeing the (formerly called) Sears Tower (we even went to the very top!) and the boats on the river below. Everything about the city just screams “Cool” BUT I’d never be caught there between the months of October and March. TOO. MUCH. SNOW!