Monday, June 22, 2009

That's Hot


Trains, taxis, and blisters.

What a weekend.

Sugar Daddy and I headed downtown for a comedy concert. Noel and Gary watched the kids for us, so we made a weekend out of it and called it a Father's Day getaway.

Saturday we dropped the kids off, boarded the train, and headed to the city. The Palmer House Hilton was our destination.

After dropping off our bag, we did a little shopping. The girls all got new Crocs, I got new Aerosoles (that gave me a wicked set of blisters, so much for Aero's being my most favorite comfy shoe brand!), and Sugar Daddy scored some new V-neck T's for half off at Old Navy.

Then it was lunch at Pizano's, and back to the hotel for a little "nap".

Getting on the water taxi that took us to Union Station.

The Chicago Theater. Not as cool inside as the Oriental, but then again, I don't know as much about it. ;)

Saturday night we went and saw Lisa Lampanelli at the Chicago Theater. Please don't think less of me if you know her. She's dang funny, and her humor is right up my alley.

Then it was dinner at Boston Blackies, and back to the Hotel for a movie. Don't waste your money renting "Miss March", btw.

After a night of seriously restless legs, I finally dozed off around 3:30AM, and woke at 9. We ate brunch at Petterinos, my most favorite Chicago haunt. I have such great memories of my mom enjoying every bite of her flourless chocolate cake while we searched the walls high and low for that second caricature of John Cusack. This time I had a crab and asparagus omelet, and Sugar Daddy had an extra sharp cheddar cheese and bacon omelet. Muy delicioso!

We boarded the train at 2:30, and headed home. On the way, we were seated behind a great couple with 2 adorable little girls. We started chatting, and found out they had just moved here from Buffalo last week. They don't have any family here, and were still getting to know the lay of the land. Of course I took it upon myself to invite them to our Father's Day BBQ, and they accepted! It was so nice to get to know new friends, and especially ones that fit right in with the rest of us! I would have been so grateful for a group of people to include me, especially in those first few weeks when I didn't know a single soul!

So today we are just recouping from a crazy weekend. The kids had a blast at Noels, and didn't want to leave.

This week is supposed to be super hot and humid, with the heat index in the 100's. I guess I'll have to finally turn my AC on.

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Jill Johnson said...

Sounds like you had a great time! You guys need to do that together. Good for you.

Kelli said...

Ohhhh, I want to go back to Petterino's!

What a fun weekend, you need to do that from time to time. I am ready for one....RIGHT NOW!

nikkipicky said...

I've always wanted to go to the windy city and see the great lake. And I mean more than a layover in the airport.

Hmmm...if I visit will you let me stay?

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend with the hubby.

grannybabs said...

A Father's Day Getaway from the Kids - sounds like a new sitcom or something!!

Getting away is always good - glad you could do it!

Nice job of "reaching out" too!

Meg & Josh said...

You sure do know a lot about the Oriental Theatre, and lucky for us, so do we!

Glad you had a good time. Sounds way fun!