Every hometown and city has its quirks and memories specific only to those who are true natives. Here are 10 memories of growing up in Chicago, IL that will bring back all of the feels.
1. Staying inside during winter and never leaving…
Chicago winter is no joke, especially if you are anywhere near Wabash. Wabash basically is a wind death tunnel.
2. Until it is summer, then you are at North Ave Beach every day.
North Ave beach is always the hot spot (no pun intended) during the hot days of summer. Concerts, Drinks at Castaways, the Air and Water Show, and don’t forget the amazing sunsets!
3. The CTA is your best friend.
… like actually. Why have a car when the CTA (or as we say, the ‘L’) can take you anywhere in the city. ANYWHERE! The only downside is the people you may encounter.
4. Only going to the Taste of Chicago to get…
Obviously Rainbow Cone! You haven’t lived until you have had Rainbow Cone- End.Of.Story.
5. You only refer to the Sears Tower as The Sears Tower and have no idea who Willis is.
But actually, who is Willis… I only know Sears.
6. Deep Dish or Thin Crust, the ultimate friendship killer.
Everyone from Chicago knows Deep Dish pizza is always the winner, but we all have that one friend who will always complain about going to Gino’s.
7. Always planning a family vacation around Lollapalooza.
If you are from Chicago, you never… and I mean NEVER want to be downtown during Lollapalooza. I mean, unless you and your family wanted to be surrounded by 100,000 people, mud, and sweat.
8. The only time you have gone to Navy Pier was with friends who don’t live in Chicago… Or your grandparents.
I have never met one local to Chicago who has said “Let’s go to Navy Pier” it just does not happen.
9. When the Cubs play, you avoid Wrigleyville at all costs.
If you have ever been to a game or accidentally wandered into the Cubs territory on game day, you know what I am talking about. If you have not… take my word for it.
10. Knowing you grew up in the best city in the world.
Nothing beats growing up in Chicago, IL.