You can take the girl out of the city but you can't take the city out of the girl. Chicago always feels like coming home.
It was a whirlwind reunion with the Windy City including seeing the coveted Real Pirates exhibit at the Field Museum, playing with cousin B, seeing some long lost relatives, and a thrill ride on the 150 foot high Navy Pier Ferris wheel.
From Z's point of view it was like home too -- pirates, playtime, things to climb, and blue water all around us. Even though I was born and raised here for the most part, and even though I love this place from the burbs to downtown, I could never, ever live here again. The wintertime temps are not suitable to human habitation. I love my hometown, but I will only visit from May through October.