I don't get to go to too many cool places for work but for about 24 hours this week, I was in Chicago. My work was about 1 hour west of the city but of course I had to go downtown and check it out. I can't believe it was my first time there.
I went for a quick run to check it out. I always think that's the best way to see any city. They've got this great path along the lake that a lot of people exercise on. It kinda freaked me out being out there by myself so I ran along Michigan Avenue instead which meant I got to see all of the fun shops!
I went back to the hotel and showered and went to get some sushi at Ra. It was about a 5 block walk from the hotel.
I've never asked someone to take a picture of just me, but I did in Chicago. What can I say?! I'm branching out!
The bellman insisted on this picture. It was a nice place to stay and very convenient. Cracks me up that my valet parking was half of the room rate!
Kev, check out those chandeliers......they'd be nice one day. Or even just one half the size!
The next morning I was able to visit with my Mom's cousin, his wife and son Alex. I guess that makes them my cousins too but I call them Aunt and Uncle. We went to Walker Brothers Original Pancake House and then visited my Uncle in an assisted living place. He just went in there the last week of November. Very sad but best for everyone. We laugh that he is smarter than every person in there COMBINED! He seriously is. He worked up until a couple of years ago as one of the top docs in Chicago!
Afterwards, they took me to see Allstate, Kevin's corporate world! They have a huge campus in Northbrook!
I have Allstate to thank for many fun trips, right ladies?!
I cruised back to Charlotte. It was COLD in Chicago. Not sure how anyone deals with it! But it was a fun trip even though I was by myself. Next time, Kevin and I are going....and not in January!
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