Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Well my weekend away with Chris was great. We started out going to a seminar put on by Lifesong. The are an amazing organization that is an adoption advocate. We were so humbled by some of the people we met there. They are doing so many great things. There website is www.lifesongfororphans.org . We continue to have a heart to encourage people to adopt.
From our seminar on the west side of Chicago we headed to downtown Chicago. We stayed in a hotel just two or three blocks away from Michigan Avenue. It overlooked the lake and navy pier. We walked up and down Michigan Ave. looking at all the shops and people. We did not make any purchases, especially at a tax rate of 10.25%. We really enjoyed admiring the architecture of the old buildings downtown. Then once we had walked enough to work up a good hunger we headed to Giordono's pizza (yum,yum,yum). The 1 hour wait for lunch was worth it. Then we headed back to our hotel to prepare for our night at the theater. As we walked back to the hotel we experienced snow, wind and COLD!!! Can you tell that I am from the south? We also just missed the gay rights rally headed down Michigan Ave. as we arrived at our hotel. We could see the sea of marchers as they headed up the street.
We left our hotel to head toward the Oriental/Ford Theater. We hailed a taxi that proved to be an experience in its self. It was only less than a mile to the theater but we ran 1 red light and cut off one car and were approached by a road raged individual. Well worth the less than $10 ride.
The theater was beautiful and ornate. The show was amazing. The music was phenomenal. What a memorable night.
The next day we both decided that we really missed the kiddos. We took our time getting ready and heading home. We did decide that we love to visit the big city but we no longer desire to live there.
We were excited to see the kids and we really appreciated Mimi coming to watch them for us.
I must say that our 13th Anniversary will always be a fond memory. Did I happen to mention that I have the best husband around?