Chicago was so much fun! My friend, Barb, and I got back yesterday. We were just there for a couple days, but it was the perfect amount of time to sightsee and shop!
We stayed at the Hilton Chicago...it was such a beautiful hotel. This was our view from our room:
The first night we took a walk and had dinner at a great Italian restaurant named Gioco. The food was so good!
On day 2 we went shopping down the "Magnificent Mile." We had lots of fun window shopping and we even got our makeup done at a department store.
(This is us with our makeup!)
We went to dinner that night at Kitty O'Shea's, an Irish pub in our hotel. They had a band playing, so we got to hear some great music while we talked.
Friday we decided to walk over to the Shedd Aquarium. What a great place! Even the walk over was beautiful - we walked right by the marina across from the hotel. On the way back, we walked past the Taste of Chicago food festival. I took this picture there:
That afternoon we went to a spa and got our nails done. With all of the stress from the last year, it was really nice to be pampered a bit!
On Saturday afternoon, we flew back home. We had such a good time during the whole trip. I know I can't wait to go back there someday - what a great city! I'm really lucky that I got to spend such a nice weekend with my friend.