Overview, Chicago, IL (July, 2011)

I've been travelling to Chicago for quite a while now on business.  And while Mel and I have been there together before, it has always been in conjunction with a business trip for one of us.  We've always enjoyed the city so when we found an opportunity for just the two of us to go for 5 days, we jumped at the chance.

Chicago is such a great city!  I love the fact that is feels like a huge city with all the urban amenities, yet it still has a bit of the relaxed Midwestern feel.  It is hands down my favorite big city!

Airfare from Springfield to Chicago has been screwy at best lately so we decided to book a non-stop flight from Branson to Midway on AirTran.  It worked out great!  Both good airports to fly in and out of.