Anyway, my good friend from college, Joanna, invited me to come spend the weekend in Chicago with her last month. She was going to be at a work training near the city the week prior and had gotten a hotel room in the city for the weekend. Bonus (for me) is that her husband wasn't able to go, so she invited me to come instead! I decided to go a few days early, because I also have lots of family from Chicago (the ones I re-met at our family reunion last July) and I wanted to see some of them too.
Also I should mention that I am terrible at taking photos. Truly awful. Not only do I not take time to compose any of the shots... I forget to take it out 3/4 of the time! So here ya go -- These are all taken on my iPhone, which is why they are just OK in quality.
|Under the "Bean". That's me in the blue coat in like 5 locations.|
|Hands down coolest architecture in Chicago. It's an apartment building. Each of those wave/ripples are someone's deck outside their condo. Awsome. It looked so cool both up close and far away.|
|Top of the Willis Tower. Gracious that's high up there.|
|Another view below.|
|Dinner at the 50/fifty: Hamburger topped with pulled pork, cheese, and a mac and cheese waffle. With a side of sweet potato fries. I ate about 1/3 of it. SO GOOD.|
|What a creative light fixture in a bakery!|
|Inside the Bleeding Heart Bakery. Best cake balls ever.|
|Bridget and I talking to... shoot I forget. Apparently he had his own TV show. That was before my time :)|
|Chris and I at Navy Pier.|
|The Bean. Again. It was worth 2 visits.|
|Joanna and I. Love her.|
All in all, it was a GREAT weekend. It was a little weird being away from my kiddos for that long... especially Forest since he's still nursing... but I did enjoy staying up late, enjoying little coffee shops, shopping, walking for hours, and doing a lot of other things that little people don't enjoy so much :) Plus I knew Steve was taking good care of them with a steady diet of mac and cheese, pizza, and quesadillas, plus a lot of good movie watching and cars playing. Good times traveling.