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Chicago Part II

Day 3, Saturday May 21: We ate breakfast at Victory’s Banner, which is run by the followers of Sri Chinmoy. It is a very peaceful space and the all-vegetarian brunch menu is really delicious. I had eggs with pesto, feta, and tomatoes. It was lovely. We did not pound the pavement checking off tourist sites on Saturday, but relaxed with our friends and saw some of Chicago’s cool neighborhoods and hidden spots. We saw Lake Michigan.
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And we went to Lincoln Park. The Conservatory there is worth seeing, it is in an old glass building.  There is an orchid room, with scented orchids.
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And a fern room that is habitat for small dinosaurs.
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We had dinner at the Hopleaf in Andersonville. I think the best thing I ate on the whole trip might have been the CB&J sandwich– cashew butter with fig jam and raclette cheese. Don’t knock it til you try it. Also, more beer.
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We also took a driving tour of Evanston and saw the Baha’i temple. Huge!
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