ILLINOIS IMAGES: THIS IS WHAT IT IS TO BE HAPPY

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Views from the train. Illinois, USA. 17nov16.

FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN: MOVING TRAIN

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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14jun15. Detroit, MI.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS FOOD & DRINK: TOP 6 MUST-EATS! (as told to me by people who live here)

1~ Portillos. A Chicago staple. Started in 1963 as a hot dog stand. You could say it’s grown. They say “Get the hot dog, the Italian Beef, and the chocolate cake!” I tried 2 out of the 3.

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2~ Lou Malnati’s. A Chicago Pizza institution. Many consider it as having the ‘best deep dish’ in the city. It was gooood…

gf 004 fg 036 fg 040 fg 050 fg 0533~ Al’s #1 Italian Beef. That’s their name and Chicagoans agree with it.

jh 217 jh 219 jh 2134~ Garrett’s “Chicago Mix” Popcorn. ONLY in Chicago. A Mix of Caramel and Cheese.

hi 348 hi 338 hi 343 hi 347 hi 346 hi 339 hi 340 hi 3425~ Chicago Diner. This was recommended to me as a brunch spot and a place to eat a bit healthier. Mostly vegan. Delicious and prepared with care. I got the Chilaquiles. Yum.

fd 072 fd 073 fd 0746~ Stan’s Donuts. I got a classic glazed doughnut. Soft and melts in your mouth.

fd 156 fd 148 fd 149 fd 141 fd 143 fd 144 fd 146 fd 135 fd 147 fd 134May/June2015. Chicago, IL.