Brace yourself world, the Waisath girls are finally legal! Kayla and I turned 21 a few weeks ago, but we couldn’t celebrate due to a terribly timed family tragedy. I don’t mean to put you down, but Kayla and I were pretty bummed ourselves. So in true Waisath fashion, we postponed our big girl birthday plans until the next week. Let me tell you, turning 21 feels so liberating. It’s just nice to know that I can go pretty much anywhere and won’t be forced to leave at 10pm because I’m underage.
We decided to celebrate in Chicago (duh!), and I couldn’t have had more fun. The first night Kayla and I and our boyfriends went to a few bars around Wrigley. The first bar was called Halligin, it had really cheap and delicious drinks that even us poor college kids could afford. Kayla and I had their chocolate candy cane shot, and it was AMAZING. Our next stop was a place called The Apartment where we danced our pants off. We finished the night off at a barcade! Yeah, you read right bar + arcade = barcade. They had a ton of pinball machines and vintage games like dug dug. Overall a great first night on the town!
The following night we took a little venture to one of our favorite neighborhoods in Chicago, Wicker Park! We also went there because that’s where our older brother lives. When we got to his new place, he had already made us a personalized birthday drink menu! Needless to say, the drinks and the company were both amazing.
Don’t fret, we did some nonalcoholic related activities while we were in the city too. Logan and I checked out a little coffee shop by Kayla’s work. Although you most likely don’t care, I got to pet the cutest most loving golden retriever while we were there (I’m a little puppy obsessed). We also went to the Christkindlmarket downtown where we ate some delicious sugar covered pecans, and did some window shopping. Logan and I also caught the holiday train! Chicago’s train system has a train that is deemed “Santa’s Express” where the inside and outside are decorated in Christmas lights! They also have Santa riding in his sleigh between carts, like a real Santa, not a doll…