Next day, we started our day with brunch. We went to M. Henry for some new american food. The place was pretty packed and we have to wait a couple of minutes for our tables. I'm usually the type of person who doesn't eat breakfast, but since we're skipping lunch, I guess I just have to deal with brunch for today.
After stuffing our stomach with all those food, we drove to downtown and started to explore the area. We went to Chicago river, Cloud Gate, and Navy Pier (and their surrounding areas) on foot. There was a lot, and by a lot I mean A LOT, of walking involved that day. The hot temperature didn't help to make it easy either. One thing that I felt when we roamed around the downtown area was feeling sooo small. Chicago is probably one of the cities that has the tallest buildings that I've ever visited. Everywhere you look, you could probably easily spot tall buildings. I felt shorter than usual walking around those buildings.
Since we ate pretty early today and didn't have anything after our brunch, I got really hungry after walking around. So we decided to stopped by Wow Bao that happened to be on the way. I seriously felt like I was going to faint since my stomach was pretty empty. The place have a good selections of chinese buns, which were perfect for snacking before our late dinner reservation.
and then on with our journey...
Then we stopped by Magnolia Bakery, which supposedly has the best banana puding. But we got there pretty late in the afternoon so they sold out. The place was really nice though. I like the interior of the bakery.
Then we went to one of the Garrett Popcorn shops, one of the common souvenirs tourists took home with them when they visit Chicago.
Then when it was dark enough, we made our way to the Skydeck to see the night view of Chicago. Since it was the holiday weekend, there were so many people there. There were a lot of lining up, pushing, and shoving involved just to stand on the glass boxes. It was mad. Wouldn't recommend to go there during weekends or holidays.
and that's day 2.