Monday, November 5, 2007

My Kind of Town

What did you do this weekend?

Well...I went to Chicago with my college friends! Every year a group of us picks a city to visit and we all meet there for a fun weekend of hanging out. Whoever is at the weekend trip that year nominates and elects the next city that we will visit.

So far we have visited:
  1. New York
  2. Las Vegas
  3. New Orleans
  4. San Antonio
  5. Miami
  6. Chicago
Up next year: San Antonio. If San Antonio is going to cost us a mortgage payment, then the runner up is Nashville.

Now about Chicago. I know. I am from Chicago. But it is a great city and we treated it like we were visiting any other city. Meaning that I didn't tell my family that I would be in town...didn't stay with them.

We stayed at The Allerton on Michigan Avenue and shopped the Magnificent Mile. We also visited the Field Museum of Natural History and ate at the following places - all recommended!

It was a wonderful weekend and I think I did great being away from the mister. I asked my friends if I talked too much about Sam - they said no. So, unless they are not telling me the full truth, I didn't talk too much about him, didn't call a million times and overall felt pretty good about being away!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

You did what Joseph did. Saturday, at about 4:30 pm. He tells us he is coming to Chi-town. Well, he was here yesterday and hung out with Benj. Thanks to Benj he ate John's Pizza. Which is the next best thing to fried chicken and rice and beans. Sounds like you had fun.
Titi Lugu

Seni said...

Wow! Sounds like fun. I think I know someone else in that picture besides you! :~)

I have another friend who does the same thing with her college friends. What a great way to travel and see our country, with friends.

Chicago is a great city and it is always nice to visit it as a tourist. I dont think I actually enjoyed the city until I had friends live here who didnt grow up here. I saw Chicago in a whole new light and did things that I have never done, even in my own city.

I am sure your little man missed you, but I am sure he and his dad had a nice boys weekend. You know, getting dirty, playing with cars and watching football. :~)

Aunt T said...

How exciting. I think its wonderful that you can continue such an awesome bond with your friends.