Chicago - My Family Travels


                There’s one place on earth that I can escape to; a place where my troubles slip away.  It’s of a place where the streets are never quiet, the smell that makes you hungry never goes away, and the people that are frantically walking the streets alongside of me, are only trying to reach their destination.  My favorite place to travel to is that of a busy city called, Chicago.

                Being in Chicago, to me, is like going to a place where nothing else matters; a place where I can honestly just live for the moment and enjoy it, too.  Most people go to Chicago in order to catch up on the latest trends, but I go just for the views alone.  When I go to Chicago, I don’t need a whole lot of green in my pocket; I only need my camera because that alone gets me by. My favorite memory and photograph taken in Chicago is of the Chicago Tin Man and a little girl giving one another a high five. It was just an in the moment picture and it turned out beautifully.

                In Chicago there is so much for anyone to see. Things range from all of the famous skyscrapers, Navy Pier and the Shedd Aquarium to seeing homeless people trying to make a living by collecting change and petitions going on throughout the streets.   You’ve probably heard the saying, “Shop till you drop,” and that is what many people do.  On the Magnificent Mile, you will find many different stores—some stores that you’ve heard of and some that become a new experience as well. 

Though many people do enjoy the shopping experience given in Chicago, my friends and I are always up for just a walk through Millennium Park or a stroll down the streets.  In my opinion, my friends are a vital part of any trip. I love taking them and showing them things that I’ve seen as well as discovering new things about the city with them right next to me.  Together, we have decided that our favorite place to eat is at Giordano’s World’s Famous Stuffed Pizza—we would even recommend it to anyone!

                Chicago is the home of many people, even those who are homeless. Those who are on the street will always find a place in my heart, and because of them, I always remember not to take life for granted.  It’s always sad to see them wanting your change, but what’s even sadder is that not enough people take the time to give them some of it.  If I could, I would help every homeless person in Chicago because every on that I have seen has helped me so much, however, that is not the reality of my life.

                Although I don’t go to Chicago that often, I do plan on living there for some period of my life.  Because of the city, I feel no regrets, no sorrow and I don’t worry about my life back at home.  It’s a meaningful experience and I do believe everyone should take a journey there.  All in all, I just completely love Chicago and wouldn’t mind writing about it over and over. Right now I am 17 years old and though physically I may not be there, mentally that is where my heart belongs.

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