Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden

I can’t believe I only went here — the 385 acre Chicago Botanic Garden — one time. It has a rose garden, a Japanese garden, and MUCH  more. You can see its wikipedia page for a good overview. If you’re in the area, you need to go! (more…)

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Shedd Aquarium

Some of the creatures at Chicago’s magnificent Shedd Aquarium look absolutely dinosaur-like. You can check out the rest of them here. [UPDATED 1/12/2015 so that the link to the album works. Please let me know any time in the future when you can’t access an album! If it’s linked to from this blog, then I intend it to be public.]

More info. on the Shedd: official | wikipedia | yelp | tripadvisor | googlemap

Update: Agh! Please let me know when