Monday, September 17, 2012

Chicago Recap - Part 1

It's been a couple of weeks now since we got back from Chicago, but it was a really great vacation and I've been clinging to the memories of fun, since work was tough last week.  J's best friend from high school (who was the best man in our wedding) Wade and his girlfriend Katie, who live in Montana, met us in Chicago for a Friday-Monday, long weekend.

We both arrived around noon on Friday and just happened to be on the same Red Line train, even though we were coming from different parts of the city... WEIRD!  We checked in to our hotel and got organized and then went to lunch at one of my FAVORITE places EVER... Portillo's

After lunch, we walked a little, took them Wade and Katie to Garrett's for some popcorn, and then got ready for dinner.  Jenny, a girl that worked for me last year, just moved to Chicago to work for Macy's so she met us for a drink after work.  We went to Rush Street and tried Whiskey Bar and Grill... they have some really great drinks!!

A group of girls came up and they were sampling some tequila  (the brand escapes me), so we said we'd love to sample a margarita.  I thought we were each going to get a little dixie cup size margarita... OH NO... we got another drink.  We looked like lushes when the margaritas got there, but I must say... the tequila was good!

Katie, Jenny and me
Me and J
After drinks, we went to dinner at a restaurant called Mity Nice.  It was in a weird location in the Water Tower Mall, but the food was great, the drinks were great, and I loved their decor and stories about people who are doing good things (mity nice people).

On the restaurant's back wall... love it!!

Homemade, unfiltered ginger ale...
not as good as I thought it would be.
To finish our night, we headed up to the Hancock building.  We went up to the Signature Room on the 96th floor and had one more drink to end our night.  Wade is TOTALLY into tall buildings, because apparently there are no tall buildings in Montana, so he was in heaven!!

We went to bed kind of early that night because we had to get up early for our full Saturday!!

To be continued...

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