Sunday, August 15, 2010

my kinda chi-town

Oh hello there! I am just now arriving home from (drumroll, please) Chicago. The Healthy Living Summit was amazing! Really, really. But, I'm beyond exhausted from multi-hour traveling, and I have a lot of unpacking to do, so there's no time for details just yet. Until then, let's talk a tour around, shall we?
I arrived in the town of Chi around noon on Friday, checked into the hotel, and immediately took out my camera for pictures only to find that it had gotten splashed with water from my "empty" bottle. Way to go, me.
Rather than stress, I placed it upon the air conditioner in my room and tweeted bloggies to find out who hadn't eaten lunch yet. It took an unfortunate while to get in touch with people so I took a solo stroll to pass the starving time.
Thankfully, it was worth it when I joined the ever-wonderful Heather and her cousin at Epic Burger. Are there pictures? Of course not, my camera was in the hotel room. But for the record, my portabello sandwich was, in the words of Miss Caitlin (who is so awesome, by the way), epic.
Following my glorious lunch I ran back to the hotel to retrieve my poor, sick camera and photographically explore. 
At first it was really blurry, as I'm sure you can tell from the pictures so far, but with patience and practice, it started feeling better. Kind of like me, thank god.
And before long, my new camera was as good as... new. Let the photo party begin:
Ah, yes, it was a beautiful day in the Midwestern Windy City neighborhood, indeed. Perhaps disgustingly humid, but beautiful all the same.
Oh, and lookie here! In addition to the parks, fountains, boats, gardens, and single shiny bean, there was also a replica of a Parisian Metro stop. Bottom line here, people: Chicago's not just cool, it's incredibly cool.
I could've explored forever if not for my need to shower and get ready.
Welcome to my gorgeously lonely hotel room! I promise this is the last time I'm going to say this, but, I missed my roomie.
I guess it's a good thing I was in a rush then. By six o'clock I had to make my way here, to the venue at LaSalle Power Company, and kick-off to one of the best blogging experiences of my life to date. Hm, what is it that their sign says? Oh yeah, baby :). Ta-ta for now, there's much more to come...


  1. I think during the summer time, Chicago is the best city in America.

  2. can't wait to hear all the details of this weekend - but selfishly? i'm glad we're both back in town, because i miss you!

  3. It was SO good hanging out with you this weekend! I can't wait to read all about your trip!

  4. Looks like you got around while you were there--hope you get some rest and are ready to share more of your trip soon:)

  5. You took amazing pictures of the city, they're beautiful. Good to meet you, and glad you made it home safe! xoxo

  6. Nomadic Matt: It is definitely one of the best. I concur.

    leslie: Oh they are coming! Cannot wait to see you :)

    Deirdre: Right back at 'cha!

    BroccoliHut: I will by the end of the day, promise.

    Kathleen: Thanks, darling. So nice meeting you too!

  7. I've been following your blog for awhile but don't think I've ever commented! I adore Chicago and love the pictures you posted! I've read various blog posts about the summit and it sounds like it was a great time.

  8. Sarah: Thank you for speaking up! I adore Chicago now too :) and can't wait to truly write about the summit. Hopefully mine is somewhat unique... don't want to bore you ;)


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