This was a long-awaited visit for me...
Willis and Ginger Dickens, our friends from Valporaiso, Indiana, invited us into their house with open-arms and a full refrigerator. They insisted that we make ourselves at home and stay as long we wanted with them. They provided us with everything we needed and more. They even went shopping, specifically for Dwight and his vegan diet, they were awesome.
From the Dickens' house, we took off for the city. We left our bikes behind at their house and took a train into the city to avoid the hassle of navigating into the city by bicycle through the rough parts of South Chicago.
The Fireworks in Chicago
When we arrived into the city, we were greeted by my Uncle Tom. He took us on a water-taxi ride along the Chicago River and out onto Lake Michigan. It was a great way to see the city and take some pictures of perspectives you normally wouldn't have, especially at sunset.
After the water-taxi tour, we went out to eat at the Chicago Diner, a well-known vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Uptown, Chicago. Dwight was pumped and so was I. They had a huge selection of raw, organic, vegan/vegetarian dishes and drinks. We stayed at my Uncle's apartment for the night and we had our own couches to sleep on.