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!


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?

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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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