Sunday, September 5, 2010

Exploring Chicago

The last two days that we were in Chicago we stayed with some friends of Kim and Evan. Matt and Jessica were the best hosts you could imagine. They live right outside the city and they couldn't have been nicer. They cooked dinner for us each night and woke up early to make us breakfast before out flight home. Matt helped us navigate the city by mapping out where we should go and which bus, train and road we should take the night before. We were able to wonder all around Chicago with out getting lost. We went to all the free places we could think of which included the Chicago History Museum and the Lincoln Park Zoo. I don't remember the last time I went any where like that with out a group of kids in matching red t-shirts. It was kind of fun to go as adults!! : )
Of course Josh wanted to check out the reptile exhibit... he was loving it!

"Hey Everybody... Harry Carey Here!!"

One of my favorite things we saw, the huge Weber Grill out side the Weber Grill Restaurant. Everything is cooked on Weber Grills here. The traditional Weber Grill is all my dad and grandpa used so it holds a special place in my heart! : )

Across from Hotel 71 is the Trump building. As fans of The Apprentice and of course the DT himself... we decided we wanted to go and check it out. It's a beautiful building with hotel rooms and condos. There are door men there that carry your bags for you wearing white gloves. We tried to blend in just a little bit and went up to check out the view from the lounge. It was a great view of Navy Pier and we could see a clear view of Hotel 71's penthouse where we were the night before for the reception. Drinks were a little pricey so we didn't stay but it was fun to pretend we belonged there for just a few minutes.

We had an awesome time in Chicago and we can't wait to go back... who knows when that will be but still!! : )

1 comment:

Lynnette Kelley said...

I love how you always mention family in your blog somewhere! I'm glad you had a wonderful time.