Sunday, June 28, 2009

Girls Getaway

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.

13 comments:

Polly Gamwich said...

THAT ... looks like fun! I have a girlfriend who lives in Chicago ... if I went, I'd try to get on Oprah! (not that that is easy ;-)

Thanks for the fun pics :-)

Erica said...

Sounds like it was a blast! I love the pic of the ferris wheel. Maybe you two should make it an annual event!

Erica

Lost in Space said...

So glad you had so much fun - very much needed!!

Great pictures and it sounds like a great friend.

E said...

So glad you had a nice time! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. As you know, I was just there. I love Chicago! We planned on the aquarium, but the line was so long so went to the Field Museum instead.

Jodi said...

Sounds like fun, and just what you needed! Glad you had a nice time!

Infertility is Hard said...

Your getaway sounds great! It's so nice to get away sometimes. :-D

Amy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my city! I live in Chicago, and it's so nice to hear a visitors perspective...being a local, we tend to take things for granted and not see the beauty in the city.

Maria said...

Beautiful! I'm meeting some friends there over Labor Day weekend....can't wait!

birthmothertalks said...

I bet it was great to get away with a friend. I think I need a vacation too!!

Natalie said...

Hi Wendy! Sorry it's been so long...the Relay For Life was consuming my time...and now it's over. (For this year at least) I'm so excited for you that your profile has been shared so many times. We can call and ask about ours...but I'm not sure I want to know...do I? Looks like you had a great time in Chicago. I have never been there, but hope to go some day. We are taking a camping trip with Corey's family this next week. It'll be the first time in 2 years since I've actually taken more than one day off of work! Hopefully I'll be better about blogging now...love the owls on your side bar BTW! How cute..and will definately check out the website where your artwork is being featured! How cool is that?

Jamie said...

loos like it was so much fun!! :) it's so important to have these little things to look forward to and experience during the wait..... :) good for you!! :)

Next in Line said...

Hello! You are tagged for a Kreativ Blogger Award on my site by me. You rock! Fun is the name of this game. What a great vacation.

Rebecca said...

sounds like you had a blast! Good for you!