I'm not going to do a day by day recap b/c I'm lazy and easily distracted. Mostly just pictures and commentary.
Flew out bright and early and got to Chicago at 11 am or so. Checked in, etc. M had to check into his conference and then had a resident meeting (where he did NOT win a free Ipad), so we had lunch and split up. We went to Billy Goat's Tavern which is under Michigan Ave in a sketchy parking garage. It is famous though because of the SNL skit
which you should really watch b/c it is classic and hysterical. The owner was exactly like this. I got the death glare and "No coke, PEPSI. No fries, cheeps." It was a fun experience, but not amazing. Just a good, greasy cheezeborger and cheeps.
My husband is seriously adorable, y'all. He kills me. I swear, he was the Social Chair of this whole trip for all 20 or so residents. He picked where we were going, got tickets, arranged everything. He was on top of it. Which was huge for me b/c I HAAAATE doing things in groups where no one can make a decision and we stand around for an hour only to go to the first place.
During the day I went back to Michigan Ave to shop. I have my priorities. M went to the conference.
That night, M had planned and procured tickets for everyone to go to Second City. There were 24 or so of us. M kept calling and adding people-we got a group rate there were so many of us and Social Chair was on it. We had gone when we were there in Dec and had a great time, so he organized a second trip.
Another place we found last trip was Ra. Y'all. This place. We love it. They have a 3-7pm happy hour with sake for $2 (!!), $4 martinis, and so many half price appetizers and rolls. I can't emphasize how much we can eat and drink there for like $30. I drink the lemon drop martini and it is so tasty (and seemingly devoid of alcohol.)
Then Second City! It was great. They did a hysterical Obama skit to open. You can't take pictures of the show, but I took one:
I had to. Come on.
We somehow ended up at a bar with karaoke.
Then things get a little fuzzy, so I'm sure we went back to the hotel and crashed.
This is long and I'm tired of typing-so posting for now!
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Do you like city vacations? What is your favorite city to visit? Do you love Chicago? Been to Second City? Love lemondrops?