Thursday, June 2, 2011

Favorite Things Thursday Link-Up: Favorite City

I am linking up once again with Miss Melanie for Favorite Things Thursday.  This week's topic: my favorite city.



 

This one happens to be a tough choice.  Jason and I love to travel, and while funds do not allow us to travel as extensively as we would like, we have been blessed with many opportunities to see various amazing cities this country has to offer.
If we were merely talking of a "place" and not a city, I would immediately say Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is the most beautiful and relaxing place I've ever been.  In fact, I wish we were going this summer.


However, if we are specifically talking cities, in the running would most definitely be:

New York City (the food, the people-watching, the Broadway shows)

San Antonio (Riverwalk, Tex-Mex food, gorgeous, sunny days)

San Francisco (Redwoods, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Pacific Ocean)


But my favorite city of them all is...
CHICAGO!

Why?  We have spent the last 9 summers each year for one week working a Pacific Garden Mission, a homeless shelter that has simply captured our hearts.  We love the people we work with, we love the mission of the shelter, and we have come to love the city dearly.  Some of my favorite parts of Chicago include the Cubbies (of course!), Oak Street Beach, Millenium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio tour, Water Tower Place, Spinkles Cupcakes, and most importantly, Giordano's pizza. New York's thin crust pizza has nothing on a Chicago-style deep dish pie (see below).  :) 







No matter how many times we visit, I never tire of the sights, the food, the shopping, and especially the work at Pacific Garden Mission.  I love Chicago!

2 comments:

Platypodian said...

that pizza looks amazing. I think I gained weight just looking at it!

The Davidsons said...

It is amazing, Jacob...and worth every calorie! :)