Chicago, a weekend of the funnies

Last weekend, Eleanor and I had the honor of joining my dear friend, Kelsey, for a girl’s weekend in Chicago with her mom and sister.  

It was so much fun.  Y’all, the whole weekend was hilarious.  Everything that could have gone wrong DID go wrong.  Imagine the tiniest airport the world has ever seen (baggage claim was a portable trailer) filled with all of the characters from the office (if the characters were a crazy yoga guru, an old man in a wind breaker suit, and teenage airport security).  Our plane was delayed for 24 hours, so we got to know our fellow travelers really well.  The whole weekend had us giggling from the absurdity.  I could write a memoir.  It would have made a good movie.  Maybe a whole season of Punk’d.  

(Sorry all I have is iPhone pictures!)

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We got locked out of the car for 3 hours, Eleanor had a tummy bug, yoga lady put her headphones IN MY EARS without asking… Uhh, hilarious, I tell you.

When we finally arrived to Chicago, we stayed up well past midnight rehashing the whole thing to the tune of Mighty Leaf tea and gluten free cupcakes.  We were all in stitches.

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Eleanor’s first plane ride


frozen city tundra

The rest of the weekend flew by.  We only had one day in the city, so we hit all of the major tourist spots and soaked in every last second!  Chicago, I really, really, really like you (even if you are as cold as Siberia).

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I liked the bean.  It’s as cool as everyone makes it out to be.

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Eleanor even liked the bean.

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The Willis Tower was also super cool.  It’s 108 stories above the city, so if heights get you skeevy, don’t ever visit.  The view, though!  I felt sicker waiting in line at the bottom than I did on the sky deck.

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no babies were harmed in the taking of this photo

E slept through the whole experience, so we’ll have to go back when she can crawl around on the deck.  I want to see what she thinks about it.


The rest of the day we did a lot of tapas eating, ice-cream eating, Garrett’s popcorn eating, and meeting the rest of Kelsey’s sweet family.  It was a blast!

Thank you to Jane for hosting us, to Kelsey for lugging my bags through security, to Eleanor for not crying on the airplane, and to my fellow travelers for making the experience so lovely.  I’d do it again right this minute!

Have you ever been to Chicago?  What is your funniest or best traveling story?  I wanna know!


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