Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wicked Good Time

by Caroline

I need to finish up my Chicago trip before I forget the details! Quick recap - Thursday night: Wait, Wait . . . . Don't Tell Me! Lots of fun and a great time!

Friday night: Wicked. I don't know if I can do this show justice! I had several people tell me what a good show it was, but, WOW! I loved it! I laughed, I cried! I rooted for the wicked witch. When the show was over, I could only turn to Mary and say, "Ooh, what a good show!" Over and over again! I can't wait to see it again. I say again, "What a good show!"

The show was the best part of another fun evening. Mary and I had taken the El in to the city again (we got very lucky that both evening's locations were so close to subway stations). We walked around the theater block (even in the cold - thank you, Mary, for bringing the extra hat) and stopped at a sandwich shop, Potbelly's, for dinner. Yum! And then we ran across the street to Ethel's Chocolate Lounge for dessert. Yum, yum! And then to the theater for a wicked good show!

Friday was a late night but we were up the next morning for our trip to the Field Museum. What a great museum! I was about to write that it wast the site of the movie, Night at the Museum but I just checked and it wasn't! The American Museum of Natural History was. So never mind. We went through the Aztec exhibit, Ancient Egypt, Gems & Minerals, Southeast Asia, the jade exhibit . . . . but so much to take in, after four hours, it felt like our brains were too big for our heads and we needed to decompress!

Saturday was our worst weather day but we left the Field Museum and walked over to the Shedd Aquarium. It was packed! But we stayed for three hours. We were toast when we left. Such a great time!

Whew! I'm tired just looking back at the pictures. We left Chicago proper and found our way, first, to The Container Store and then to the Weber Grill Restaurant for dinner. So good! I had the filet with a baked potato the size of a Nerf toy football. I could eat only half. The steak was incredible, so tender and juicy! But we were exhausted and I was leaving the next day.

Thanks again to Mary for letting me stay with her and for taking all my pictures! I had a great time!


mbr said...

I had a great time too. I wish you could have stayed longer- the next week wasn't fun at all

Jackie said...

I'm so jealous, but glad that you had such a fantastic trip. I need to get to the Field Museum one of these days. (I thought at first that the movie was the at Museum of Natural History in the Smithsonian, not NYC!)

SleepyEyes said...

I agree with Jackie....I'm so jealous! It sounds like you had such a nice time and everything look so interesting! You always travel to the best places! Take me with you!! LOL

Mom said...

Brave soul, to go to Chicago in winter and to have such a good time. Glad you had fun.