Spicyland in Chicago – Day 1Posted: August 13, 2012
Well, hello. How was your weekend?
Mine was gooooood. Really gooooooood. Not to brag or anything. 😉
As I mentioned in my last post, my mom and I headed to Chicago for the weekend – my dad was working on Macy’s Glamorama show, so we crashed his room for a few days in the big city.
As brutal as the 6 am flight Thursday was, we arrived to the hotel before 10 – we had the whole day ahead of us.
Sweet Daddy-o left us some treats before he left for work.
Our room was awesome! We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel right on Michigan Avenue – such a prime location!
After we enjoyed a Mimosa and muffin, showered, and cleaned up, Mumsy and I headed out for a stroll on the town – except it was a bit drizzly.
We came upon this….
A truck full of rubber duckies??
I kid you not.
The next morning we saw on the news – they were released into the Chicago River as part of the Rubber Ducky Derby to support the Special Olympics.
We meandered over to Navy Pier….by then the rain had drizzled out.
After a bunch of walking, we landed at South Water Kitchen for lunch – just around the block from our hotel.
It was around 2:00, we’d been up for 12 hours, we were starving.
But we didn’t want an enormous lunch to fill us up for dinner….we shared a spinach salad and flatbread. It was delightful!
After lunch, we headed back to the Hard Rock for a nice, long nap. 🙂
Have you ever seen vino in such a vessel? Pretty slick!
Dad was done working, we were well rested….time to head out for dinner.
We went toward Navy Pier again, to Quay on Illinois Street.
Filled to the brim, we waddled back to the hotel – it turned out to be a wonderful evening after the gusts and rain.
Chicago is off to a maaahhhvelous start! Days two and three to come.