Fall Break in Chicago Recap

Fall Break has come and gone, but I am still so happy with how my long weekend turned out. It was busy and not all that relaxing, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

Abby
Abby and I took a quick picture before fall break so we could look at it when we missed each other.
Allix
Quick pre-fall break photo with Al Pal!

Friday after class, my friend Christin and I hit the road for Chicago. She was visiting her sister and I was visiting my boyfriend and a bunch of other friends at their school. We were both super excited!

Brittney
Visiting my friend Brittney at school!

That night, Larry and I went out to a restaurant called Cheesie’s, where they only serve grilled cheese (my favorite food!). It has been featured on Man vs. Food and I’ve always wanted to go to a restaurant that has been on that show, so it was really cool! Later, we went downtown to Millennium Park after dark and saw the Bean when there were barely any people there, which was really sweet.

Saturday morning and afternoon, I ate Swedish oven pancakes with some new friends for a little bit of downtime, and later that night, Larry and I went out for a Mexican dinner. After that, we stopped by his school’s soccer game and watched them win!

Invaded Photos
Our photos may have gotten slightly invaded, but that’s okay!

Sunday, we left bright and early to go to Indianapolis to the Colts vs. Ravens football game with my whole family!

Larry and coffee
Check out this cool guy with this coffee.

We met my family at the stadium and it was really great to see them all (I hadn’t seen one of my brothers since Christmas!). We had a blast, and the Colts won!

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After the game, we trekked back to the Chicago area and had Giordano’s Pizza (a Chicago staple) with some of Larry’s family. It was so great to see them!

Monday, Larry had class, so I explored his campus a little bit. We were able to grab lunch and hang out in between classes, and then Christin came to pick me up and we all had dinner together. I ran into a bunch of friends I worked with at camp this summer throughout my weekend, which was really great. It’s always so good to see them!

Campus
Pretty fall colors in Chicago!

Overall, it was such a good weekend, and I’m so glad I was able to go! Keep up with my other adventures on Twitter (@hopekathryn17), Instagram (@kathrynekrieger), and via email at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu! Thanks for reading!


“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

– James 1:17

Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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