It's weird coming back after having lived in a college town. I'd forgotten about the perils of no parking--or worse, parallel parking--and the booze is so expensive here. But some things never change. A list of 18 Things You Have to Explain to Out-of-Towners about Chicago has been making the rounds of my Facebook feed, and I had to share it and emailed it to my relatives. There's a lot of truth in it, starting with the observation that Navy Pier is not a must-see cultural destination. I've been there...once? Number 16 is also accurate, because it's just easier to say you're from Chicago. Everyone's heard of Chicago. Not everyone has heard of Berwyn (though if they have, it's probably due to Svengoolie).
They're predicting more snow for this weekend, but I'm hoping that spring isn't too far off. My plan for this year is to take the time to visit more museums and historical locations around Chicago. Local people: Are there any places you'd like to visit again, or haven't visited yet but want to? Non-local people: If you could visit Chicago, where would you go? A Cub game? The Shedd Aquarium?