Saturday, April 08, 2006

I'm baaaaaack...

We're back home... did a lot of errand running yesterday, spending time with the family, etc., which meant no time for Bloggyland. But I'm back. :-)

In our 48 hour whirlwind tour of Chicago, here are a few things we did:

* arrived at O'Hare at 7:30am.
* walked around Chicago like zombies for 3 hours until our room at the Hard Rock Hotel was ready. Thank you God for the Corner Bakery.
* ate at Bennigans.
* rode in too many taxis.
* watched a hockey game.
* ordered room service.
* slept late.
* strolled along Michigan Avenue.
* ate at the Cheesecake Factory (aka Grumpy's Nirvana).
* saw Chicago from Big John. And I'm deathly afraid of heights. I couldn't even go all the way up to the windows. C'mon! 94 stories!!! I'm dizzy just thinking about it.
* shopped at Water Tower Place.
* spent a crapload of money.
* went to the Shedd Aquarium. Watched beluga whale training. LOVE beluga whales!!!
* had a drink at the Hard Rock.
* ate dinner at the airport.
* flew through a nasty storm in a commuter jet. Didn't puke, but the guy behind me did.
* arrived home at 11:45pm.
* waited over an hour for luggage to arrive two flights later.
* drove home and finally went to bed around 1:30am.

... and if you were the person who called my cell phone at 8:30 am that morning and then hung up (assuming it was a wrong number), I HATE YOU.

There was a Chipotle a half a block from our hotel. Farm Boy said we couldn't eat there, because we needed to do something DIFFERENT for a change. Arrrgggh.

So, that was my trip. Not very eventful. Steven Tyler and David Bowie were pieces of art in our room. In fact, David Bowie watched me shower a couple of times. Cheeky!! Oh, baby! Just you shut your mouth!

12 comments:

Maliavale said...

Aiee! Belguas are the cutest. And make me think of that Raffi song ...

Sounds like you had fun! Welcome back.

Jaek said...

Welcome back...hmmm, that's all I got.

Margus said...

you didn't get any on you did ya?

don't call me MA'AM said...

maliavale: I sang that song for the rest of the evening after we left the Shedd. Baby Beluga, oh, Baby Beluga...

jaek: ummm... thanks. That's all I got, too. ;-)

margus: any what?

tammara said...

I'm guessing Margus is referring to the guy barfing behind, you - eeewww!

Sound like you had fun - except for the travel part - which is always annoying. Welcome home!

tammara said...

Jeez, have I been drinking already?? Sorry for the mistakes above. Maybe I just need to start drinking... (yeah, that's the problem...)

Red said...

Jaek stole my line. Welcome home! And by home I mean yours, not mine. Although you'd be welcome in mine too. But then your kids might wonder where you are. Anyway...yeah. I'll stick with welcome home. :)

don't call me MA'AM said...

tammara: Ah... thanks for the clarification. Oh, and we all should start drinking now. :-)

margus: no, thank GAWD! Or else it would have been a total barf-a-rama.

red: well, maybe my next escape trip will have to your home. :-P And I try to hide from the kids as often as a can. haha Thanks!

Ludicrousity said...

Sounds like a packed holiday! Glad you had a great time, too bad it was so short... but yay for holidays. David Bowie is just creepy... and I never used to think that Steven Tyler was, but have you seen the film clip of 'just feel better'? He kisses a teenage girl. Ew...

Gabrielle said...

Sounds like my kinda trip (I love Water Tower Place!) but I think Farm Boy was rather mean with the No Chipotles stance. Doesn't he realize that you need to taste-test to make sure your local is up to scratch??

Paisley said...

Sounds great!!!! I'm glad you had such a good time. :)

I want a vacation!!!!

You are a brave soul for going on a commuter jet. eek!

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