Thanks to all who entered - I promise to print/read each and every comment and a Grand Prize winner and follwer second winner will also be chosen but please give me a day or so to recoop from an exhausting trip! Winners are TBA so check back!
What I can say about this school trip in one word is ....... WOW. What a city! It reminded me somewhat of downtown Miami but with frigid temps, lol. I loved the mixture of architecture between modern skyscrapers nestled between old building with such detail. Although we did not get lucky with snow, I loved, loved, loved the cold weather :) We saw so many shows, eateries (loved me some Chicago pizza!!), restaurants, museums and monuments ..... like the Sears (Willis) Tower - and YES! I went out on those crazy glass boxes (I hate me some heights, lol) Fascinating city with a surprising politeness to it's people that I have missed living in Miami, ha ha.
Thank you for the birthday wishes! As hard as it was to be away from my family, my wild and wacky friends and the entire group of 59 of them made sure to embarrass me each step of the way (restaurants, comedy club, top of the Sears Tower!) and also treat me with such kindness and joy and treasures. My heart just melts at the thought :)
Proudly, my daughter's Chorus group scored quite high and took First Place all across the board in every category! We are parents - we're supposed to think they are wonderful, lol, but they beat out every other school and just sang like angels. Hearing them in that huge hall, on the stage with amazing acoustics, they simply brought the house down and received a standing ovation - even from the parents visiting for their own kids schools. I know that sounds terribly bragging, but I am so very proud that these High Schoolers sang at the level of what adults sing (like we learned at our visit to Northwestern University) and performing flawlessly. And we were SOO Excited to receive a prestigious and rare award along with an invitation to perform next year at Carnegie Hall!!!! Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! :))))
And for some random goofy Chi-town pictures, for your entertainment ....... lol
You will notice I will be absent from ALL of them! Time to lose some serious weight ............ and dd apparently needs to change the date on her camera!!! (2005? 2007?!) I promise WE WERE THERE! *grin*
"The Bean" ~ what a hilarious sculpture ;)
Lake Michigan w/ skyline view ... My dd, Kaitlyn (white jacket) and bffs!
The Whole Gang!
Miami girls out on the town! AWESOME musical, btw!!
Ferris Bueller, anyone?! ;)
We Won, We Won, We Won!!!!!
Sears Tower .... from the ground! ;)~
And the Top, the very very very tippy top on a glass box hanging off the building ..
and people do THIS for fun ....... ;)