Work took me back to Chicago last week for the BlogHer conference. Our client event was a great success (thank you bloggers who participated!) and we had a little bit of time to enjoy some great restaurants and… The Skydeck!
As i mentioned previously, i have always wanted to visit the Skydeck. I’ve heard the views are astonishing but my real reason for going is to make progress towards overcoming a deep-rooted fear of heights. I don’t want this fear to paralyze me from living life and taking risks (acceptable risks like going on a Skydeck, not stupid risks such as not wearing a seat belt).
Weather be damned, since the skies were grey and a bit rainy, i grabbed two co-workers and dragged them with me. It’s a complete tourist attraction but it was so much fun. I could feel my stomach drop and my head started playing tricks on me as i stepped out on the Skydeck for the first time.
If you go to the Skydeck, i strongly recommend putting down your own camera for a few minutes and walking around to observe other visitors. Yes, they are tourists but seeing how others experience this is interesting. Everyone has a different story based on family dynamics, age and their own fear of heights.
In the event the Skydeck and conquering a fear of heights is not your thing, i am happy to pass along On the Go Joe’s brunch recommendation. I’ll let his video explain the rest.
Prior to attending the conference, Patrice Yursik (aka, the amazing @afrobella) shared fantastic recommendations for what do, see and eat in Chicago. I can’t recommend this post enough and hope you’ll check it out. In addition to offering her personal favorites, Patrice offered excellent alternatives for places to get great deep-dish pizza and hot dogs. Of all the “what to do” posts i saw, this was the biggest differentiator and what makes hers the best.