monday morning-- our *actual* birthday -- we slept in, took our time getting ready & read through birthday texts:) then we hurried through the slush & bitter wind to catch a bus downtown. brunch came from a corner cafe & then we caught the metro down to the museum of science & industry. such a cool place! i love museums anyway! we only made it through two exhibits before we had to catch the metro back downtown for our reservation at the drake...but it was worth it! can't wait to go back someday!
we had afternoon tea at the drake & it was marvelous. i think we spent over two hours relaxing, drinking tea & talking. loved that! afterwards, we headed back out into the sleet to do a little shopping on magnificent mile. power walking in the wind brought back our appetites and we were thinking, "when in chicago...", so to giordano's we went!! our pizza would have been cold by the time we got back to chrissi's so we got a frozen one, caught a bus back & ate chicago deep dish while once again talking all things italy with chrissi & jan. perfect end to our birthday weekend!
the next morning, as i was driving aunt laura to the airport, the sun decided to come out and the city skyline looked beautiful! can't wait to come back in warmer weather!!
waiting on the freezing platform for our train!
The Chicago Museum of Science & Industry
a foggy day... in chicago town!
this new European store on Michigan Ave that had hundreds of sewing machines in the display window! I wanted to check out the inside so badly but it wasn't opened yet:/
until next time!!
hurray for a lovely weekend!!