i almost felt a little TOO orla’d out packing for this trip:
i sort of can’t help but take wing shots these days. i just think it’s cool!
chicago outskirts from above
practically minutes after arrival, i was reunited with my (former) NC neighbors — and HLS roommates:
in search of . . .
we headed out in search of tart yogurt (of course). it was late in the afternoon but we had early dinner plans, so it seemed like the perfect snack option! 1.5-2 miles of traipsing around later, we gave up.
we did find some rather interesting outdoor art:
dinner in chicago
i do plan on doing more than hanging out and eating on this trip but . . . yesterday these were definitely the main events! a big group of us headed to RAW, an appropriate location for this healthy living crowd. i wasn’t sure what to expect, but i consider myself a fairly adventurous eater (although picky when it comes to food quality, i would say).
the store greeted us with open arms — and many samples! and i have to say i was totally impressed with what they were able to do with raw ingredients and very few additives.
lots of cameras!
the wonderful owners pulled out all the stops for us! the raw lasagna (kath’s picture!) was my favorite.
allie went one step further . . .
i bought a raw carrot cake muffin, which turned out to be delicious! gooey oats and nuts. i ate half pre-run this AM and half after — so filling (it felt like it weighed 10 lbs in my hand!).
to be continued! so many more people to meet, things to see . . . the HLS is certainly a phenomenon. interesting, crazy, and fun — in some ways it feels like reliving high school, but i also feel like i’m at blogging summer camp. more to come!!