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Friday, August 12, 2011

whirlwind in the windy city

Alternately titled: One indecisive chic

Chris had been working in Chicago for two weeks. I had been missing him like crazy! His birthday just so happened to land right smack-dab in the middle of his trip there. We had resigned to celebrating his birthday a week later when he got home.

But, I changed my mind. Yes, I can be slightly indecisive.

I decided to surprise in the Windy City on his 34th birthday. The expression on his face was priceless. Just.plain.happy. He said the expression on my face was priceless too....I had the look of complete terror. I had never driven in such traffic. My hands were numb from gripping the steering wheel.

I picked him up curbside at the hotel and we continued down the street one block and then I almost turned onto a street that was barricaded. Whoops. Because the GPS chic told me to. Stupid technology.

Come to find out, it was the movie set of Superman. Cool!

We had a great night exploring the city. Ate at a wonderfully remote and romantic Indian restaraunt and then walked all along "the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile"

(Did anyone else just hear Oprah's voice?) I secretly had my eyes peeled for her the whole time. No such luck. LOL. Michigan Ave was a hodge-podge of so many different people, cultures, languages, and just an awesome place to people watch. I am a people-watcher.

A random man took this pic of us.  Thanks so much, Mr. Brown Stranger.


I thought for a second that he might run off with Chris' Blackberry, like that scene from National Lampoon's European Vacation. Ha! But, he didn't. Plus, we don't have any naughty pics on his Blackberry. At least, I don't think so. Haha.

We went to the Navy Pier and walked along Lake Michigan. We walked about 8 miles Saturday night and Sunday morning. It was just beautiful. Perfect birthday surprise weekend.

To quote Chris, "34 is awesome." Happy Birthday, Bay.
I hope it was memorable.

1 comment:

Foursons said...

Awe, what a great decision you made! And I'm loving the picture the stranger took. Makes me wish I was shorter or Chris was taller because y'all fit perfectly together.

Deciduous Heather