Damon's birthday and my best friend's birthday are barely more than a week apart. This year we decided to celebrate with a trip to Chicago, long-time resident on each of our must-see domestic lists.
It. was. fantastic.
We were there from Friday to Tuesday over Veterans' Day weekend. It didn't feel like enough time, however we had a fairly large group so things may have been more easily coordinated with 2-3 couples. We used City Pass Chicago to visit museums and the John Hancock building. We stuffed ourselves with the most delicious fare. We saw the Bears play. We were there for the first snow of the season (which was the only really cold day we were there!). We visited extended family. And we rode public transportation (a lot. And it was so easy that I almost wish we lived in a more metropolitan area with a better public transportation system) and hopped in taxis and black cars (Uber was helpful when we found ourselves out of the way late at night).
The kids stayed home with my mom and sister and I'm sure they had a grand time and it was nice for us to have adult time, but I definitely want to take them some day and show them soooo many things! The Art Institute Museum, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium in particular.