On my second day with Chris, we headed out for a drive, and swung down south to check out the University of Chicago campus where Chris goes to law school, and then headed up north to see some of northside Chicago, including Wrigley Field.
Driving north into downtown
After that, we headed back to Chris's place, and then took a walk up Michigan Avenue to the river where we bought our tickets for a boat tour of the architecture along the river. As the boat was about to embark, we only had 4 people signed up for the tour. 4 more showed up at the last minute to bring the group up to a whopping 8. It was cool to be able to wander around the top of the boat looking at whatever we wanted without having to worry about being in people's way.
The tour was perhaps the highlight of my trip. It was just so neat to be able to look up at all the amazing buildings along the river.
Corncob-looking condo buildings
Sears Tower on the left
Our private boat
A scrap metal barge that came by
Me and the City
Great name for a boat, right?
Looking back into town from the edge of Lake Michigan