Monday, July 27, 2009

Chicago Take One.

Oh vacation how I heart you so and I heart you even more when it's for six days and in Chicago.
Seriously, last week was so much fun I can barely believe it's over already. So yes I believe some recapping is in order, so much in fact that I know I can't cover it all in one post, so consider this Chicago take one:

Tuesday: Hopped on a plane (which hey Frontier is there a reason it had to be so dang bumpy on both of my flights?!) and made it to Chicago just in time for dinner. My friend Lynn met me at the airport and we headed to her place before making our way to grab sushi for dinner. The place was BYOB which I think is amazing and more places should definitely do that. Afterwards we just hung out, went to a bar and had a fine and dandy time.

Wednesday: My Chicago Day. Seriously, I had the day to myself so what did I do? I explored Michigan Ave. Did some shopping, took some pictures, enjoyed some music in the park, basically all sorts of goodness.

Loved this church courtyard so much

the Tip Top Tap part made me laugh

next time I'm in Chicago I am doing a boat tour!

me and the beeeeeeeean!

there are cars in there! sort of awesome
ummm a bit baffling!

The day was lovely. I walked around, explored some of the city and had lunch with Jessica and Teresa which was awesome. Eventually I made it back to Lynn's place and relaxed a bit before heading over to the beach with her to play some volleyball with her team. It was crazy, I hadn't touched a volleyball in years but somehow managed to play six games in the sand, haha. It was entertaining to say the least. After the game we hit up a fabulous Mexican place for some delicious margaritas (sadly I forgot to take pictures) and enchilladas (let's say yummmmm together) and had a lovely time. Eventually we had to call it a night.

Thursday: Another Chicago day for me, woo. Got to explore a bit and do some more walking, met Lynn for lunch. Eventually checked into the Sheraton (which ohmygosh has the most amazing beds ever) and waited for the BlogHer festivities to begin.

And that my friends is where I'm going to leave you...there is so much BlogHerness and I'm way too tired to even begin to cover the awesomeness, but I will leave you with a teaser pic:

love it.

Oh good times all around.

And how was your week/weekend? Anything I missed since I admit I may not make it to all posts since my reader is 1000+ (oh boy), haha.

happy monday!


Rachel said...

Glad you had fun in Chicago. Looks like a beautiful city! Can't wait to hear more about Blogher!

Chrissy said...

My daughter took a pic of the infamous Bean.. did u make it up to the Sears Tower where that 'outdoors' bridge is?

Maxie said...

Looks like fun! I don't blame anyone for marking all as read after vacation. It's too overwhelming not to.

Andhari said...

All these blogher and 20sb meet ups make me soooo zealoooouuuusss, wish I could live closer. Chicago looks lovely!

Allie O. said...

Ah, that last picture makes me smile. Great seeing you again!

Allison M. said...

I can't wait to read more about your blogher experience! I'm marking my calendar now for new york next year. I will go!

Jamie said...

Chicago was sad to see you go. It was great getting to hang out for a few days!

Vanessa said...

It was great to see you and I LOVED that bean!

Ashley said...

I love Chicago. You ladies look like you had a marvelous time. I wish I could have been there!

Erin said...

Glad you had such a great time in Chicago. Doni, Renee, and I did the boat tour on Sunday, and it was very cool.

ria said...

glad you had such a great time! i stayed at the allerton one night :)

Anonymous said...

Great Pic! Glad you had a fab time in Chicago. I will be headed there mid-August! Hope I have as much fun as you did.

Guitaroutacontrol said...

I am glad that you had lost of fun at Chicago. I try to get down there every chance I get. I love going into the Wrigley Field and watch the cubs play, eat their hotdogs and climb every building I can get into. It is a great city, and windy at that!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

what a great pic! how fun.

i don't think i need to tell you how jealous i was right?

Jessica said...

Jealous! I wanna go to Chicago so bad! Looks like you had a great time.

Julie Q said...

Yay! Glad you had an amazing time. We'll have to meet up at the NYC BlogHer next year :)

I LOVED those two buildings with the honeycomb parking garages, I think i got a pic like that on my trip to Chi-town last year.

Missed you at the Nintendo Party!! it pretty much rivaled my wedding (which the venue happens to be the most popular wedding pick in boston- lol) wicked classy

She's crafty, and she's just my type. said...

Awww.. I think my brother got married in that church (somewhere near Univ. of Chicago?)
Have some lovely pics in that arch..

Glad you had fun!

amanda said...

chicago looks lovely!
i can't wait to hear more on
your trip. because um, that
picture is just grand!!

Auburn Kat said...

I seriously love Chicago! Sounds like you had a wonderful, wonderful time!

nicoleantoinette said...

I was already totally jealous, and then you went and brought pink boas into it. SO JEALOUS. Grrr.