Nate is going to be focused on eating all of the carbs and resting, but we’re going to work in some time for sight seeing and walking around a bit too. We’re staying downtown so we’ll be close to most every thing we have an interest in seeing (THE BEAN). Once his Mom gets in she and I will be able to walk around a bit more and shop a little bit while he hangs out at the hotel. But honestly, as much as I’m looking forward to the sights and the fun of being back in Chicago – I’m also looking forward to rolling around in a plushy hotel bed, eating lots of delicious food, and forgetting about all of the house chores for a few days. Ohhhh yeah. I don’t care where I am as long as I’m in a hotel bed forgetting about cleaning.
It’s supposed to be a little on the chilly side while we’re there so I’ve got all of the warm layers with me! I’m hoping to hit up a few sales at some of my favorite stores on Michigan Avenue because honestly, my fall/winter wardrobe is pretty bare. My poor little wardrobe has been lacking for a long time! I’ve been the queen of remixing for the last few years, but it’s starting to feel a little stale. I’m ready for some changes – slowly and on a budget, of course!
Let me know if there are any shops, attractions, restaurants, etc. that you absolutely recommend that we visit!
And then there was karaoke. Unfortunately there are no pictures or videos to prove that karaoke happened. Womp, womp. Our friend Ryan recognized that the keyboardist (Dottie) from ‘Of Montreal’ (if you don’t know who that is, remember the song from this commercial? that’s them. ha!) was there at the karaoke bar, you know, just singing right along with us common folk. ;] I thought that was pretty fun! We managed to stay out until around 1AM or so, until a guy with the worst singing voice imaginable basically forced us to leave. Ha! After spending two nights on a blow up mattress that deflated in the middle of the night (both nights), I was pretty ready to head home the next morning. Other than the blow up mattress ordeal and stopping at the worst gas station bathroom I have ever been in EVER on the way down… there were no mishaps. ;]
I’m so glad we were able to take this little trip. Nate and I have some of the greatest memories with this group of people and I feel so blessed to call them friends!
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