Dustin was already in Chicago for work, so I flew in with two others on Friday, and we arrived around lunch time. We quickly took the train to the Hotel Palomar downtown, where we had all reserved rooms for the weekend. It was a nice hotel, especially for the price we paid, and it was in a good location for tourist activities. The past few times that I visited this city, I was there to see my sister who was living there at the time, and we never actually did a lot of the traditional tourist attractions. She lived in Roscoe Village, and we usually stayed around her neighborhood. This time, we were located downtown, and right in the heart of all the tourist attractions, which was a change (a change that was both for the good and the bad; the crowds were CRAZY!)
In all my visits to Chicago, I had actually never even been to the bean at Millennium Park. Dustin and I made sure to squeeze in a visit to this interesting piece of artwork for some photos.
|On the dance cam|
The rest of the night was a blast, and the 7 am alarm to head to the airport came a little too early for this old lady. Even though I was tired, I’m glad we left when we did, as a few hours later, a big snowstorm hit Chicago. Several members of the rest of our party were stranded at O’Hare due to the weather, with delay after delay before they finally made it back to Minneapolis between 1 and 2 am.