September 03, 2014

Digging the windiness.

Typing Windiness looks weird as does windy-ness.
How about windfull?
Yep, still weird and totally wrong. 

The Coach and I spent a lovely weekend in Chicago with another couple; was a delightful getaway. 

One of my favorite things about Chicago is all the plant life on the busy streets. Beds of flowers, hanging baskets. It's as if they knew I was coming. 

Spitting in public is generally frowned upon. But on a hot day in Millennium park, people line up to be spit upon. 

How about some verticalness for your visual pleasure. 

I was digging these birdies dining on corn that was growing in Millennium park. Not a scarecrow in sight. 

Did I ever tell you I love the coach? Well I do. 

The bean. It must be seen from afar as well as upclose. Too cool for school.
We ate. We walked. We ate. We drank. We ate and drank. We walked. We ate and drank and laughed and walked. 

This was the first time I've visited this city and I've not shopped. Never mind the fact that I walked up and down Michigan Avenue countless times over the weekend. 
I feel as though I deserve something for this great accomplishment; perhaps a certificate of achievement or a smallish plaque? 
A star in my name?

I'm waiting.


  1. Glad you two had an awesome weekend! Love the photos. Did your new "do" blow in the windiness??

  2. I'm not really a city person, but I've heard so many good things about Chicago that it actually makes me want to go. Glad you had a fun getaway with the coach and good friends!

  3. Well look at you go ~ Ms Travel herself !
    Love the spitting ... the picture I don't actually partake in spitting myself ~
    well unless a bug flies into my mouth out on the farm PfLahh.
    Yes, yes I am long "winded" .( see how I tied that in ;)

  4. it has been years since i've been to chicago. but what a great city for FOOD!

  5. okay, art, too. but FOOD!

  6. Kudos to you for enjoying the city without shopping. I love visiting Chicago but I wouldn't want to live there.

  7. I saw that last picture on FB --and love it... SO SWEET... Your Sweetie is as handsome as his bride is beautiful....

    Sounds like you had a great time in Chicago...


  8. looks & sounds like fun! can't wait to chat about it! i cannot give you a no-shopping star, because i would have to shop for it, and that would be wrong. i might be able to find something in my house you can have as an award. i'm sure there is something shiny & glitterless there!

  9. I've never been to Chicago but it looks great and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  10. What you deserve is a gift certificate so you can go back and shop!

  11. It looks like you had a GREAT time!!! And your new 'do held up just fine in the windfulness. :-)

  12. Looks like fun- glad you had a good time!

  13. I'm glad you had a wonderful time in Chicago. I think you definitely deserve an award for being able to resist the temptation to shop while walking along Michigan Avenue.

  14. That looks like a good trip for y'all (did that sound Southern to you? Because that's about all of the Dixie I can speak). I love Coach's "Cam" shirt - a good choice! And you are the cutest couple, even after two kiddos and a few years together. It's great to keep the home fires burning with a little getaway.

  15. Oh looks like so much fun!!
    We were headed there this year :)
    Love the photos!

  16. The wife and I lived in Chicago in our 20s, a short walk from the park in your pictures here. We miss it! But it was kinda too HOT along with kinda TOO COLD, you know?

  17. we vistited chicago maybe about 10 years ago and i didn't see the bean although i've been seeing it every where i look now. is it new? also that super cool spitting mural, didn't see that either! we did eat, italian beef sandwiches, deep dish pizzas...mmmmmmm yummmmmm! oh, and we took the train, the l? the elle? whatever, we took it!

  18. Chicago does have a lot of plants. I like the spatter fountain (sculpture?).

  19. Oh!!! I am so happy that you had lovely weather on your Chicago weekend! Our Chicago weekend was thunder and horrendous down pours, it was so awful! I was super bummed. Your visit is exactly how I had hoped ours would look, lucky girl!

  20. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the greatest city in the world. ;-)

    There's only ONE thing that would have made the visit even better....but I won't go there....



  21. Sometimes you just got to spell it like you feel it whether it's a word or not, right? I love your way of expressing things anyway. Did anyone ever tell you that you have a way with words. I think I have. My daughter says that Chicago is a clean NY. They love Chicago. Looks like great fun with the Coach. Ya'll are too cute!

  22. Did you at least buy a little Garrett's popcorn? Yummmm! I bet you and the Coach have fun wherever you go!


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