Boats & Blogs

Boats & Blogs

This past Tuesday, I was lucky enough to take part in a Lake Michigan Cruise with Mystic Blue Cruises.  This event, which was put on by The Windy City Blogger Collective, was attended by some amazing Chicago Bloggers.  I was so happy to take part in it for a multitude of reasons, but the top two reasons were: 1.) I was able to chit chat and network with some bloggers I admire, and 2.) this was one of the items on my 26 in 26 list (and I gleefully check marked it as soon as  I got home).

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

I rushed to Navy Pier after work, afraid I was going to quite literally miss the boat, but I just made it.  The boat departed at 6:30pm, pulling away from the pier and headed out into the lake.  It was an absolutely gorgeous evening, a gracious departure from the gloomy clouds that hung over the city in the morning.

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

The wonderful Mystic Blue staff provided us with delicious snacks and libations, which were enjoyed on the upper deck of the massive boat.  The cruise moved south first, towards the Museum Campus.  We cruised along, unhurriedly, parallel to the skyline.

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

As we moved, the sun set behind the buildings, and the sky changed colors in a slow, beautiful transition.  Once we reached the area around the Museum Campus, the Mystic Blue boat turned around and headed back the way we came.

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

The views were stunning, and, being the bloggers that we are, every single person on the boat had their cameras and phones trained towards the skyline or out towards the lake.

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Once we passed Navy Pier on our way towards North Avenue Beach, the sun had almost fully set.  The group was enjoying the snacks and drinks, playing giant jenga and mingling.

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

As we made our final turnaround to return to Navy Pier, it was full dark and the city lights were on and welcoming.  We returned to the pier and went on our own ways.  It was a wonderful event and such a beautiful evening.  Thank you to Mystic Blue Cruises and Windy City Blog Collective for hosting!

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

Mystic Blue Cruise, Chicago, RebeccaWanderlusting

If you’re interested in booking this cruise, head to Mystic Blue Cruises’ Website.

Have you ever been on a Lake Michigan cruise? Which one did you choose?

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