Monday, March 23, 2009
I went to Chicago Saturday afternoon with three friends to celebrate my best friend Kim's birthday. We stayed at the Westin on Michigan Ave, right next to Water Tower and across from The Hancock building. The rooms normally go for $256 a night, but being the savvy travel agent that I am, I got them for $98 a night!! So, we could afford to get 2 rooms and split the cost. We went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner, then went back to the hotel and dressed up for the bar hopping in the evening!!! We walked to Rush St and went 3 bars and I had several margaritas on the rocks!! Yummy!! Everyone had a really good time and the sexy birthday girl got up on the bar and danced!! Wow!! I dont think even I could do that!!! Pretty awesome. We stopped for Chicago hotdogs at 2am, where a man we didn't know bought Kim's meal!! Then we walked back to the hotel, dragging 2 unwilling girls along with the 2 TIRED girls!!! Thank god Kim knew where the hotel was and she got us back safely.
The next morning we went to The Grand Lux for brunch. Too yummy. Go if you ever have a chance. Then, a brief stop at Water Tower Place where I had to have some Godiva truffles. Then, the drive home. I got home at 4:30 and was dead tired by the time I took care of the pets and unpacked.
Then back to work today!! Not fun after a week off. I am going to bed now.