This past weekend was Ashley and Becca's birthday trip to Chicago to celebrate Becca's birthday, and Laura and I tagged along as a surprise that Ashley schemed up! You see, the girls always take a road trip to celebrate their birthdays. Laura and I popped into Lou Manalties where the girls were eating dinner last Friday night and Becca was very surprised! It was so fun to stroll into the restaurant, plop down in their booth, and say, "Fancy seeing you here!" She loved it. :)
Becca had a list of items to do on Saturday, and we may have hit...a quarter of them? It is possible that Laura and I were distracted by a huge sale at Banana and spent a large chunk of time sifting through the sale racks....yeah, that may have happened...
The things we were able to check off the list were: Navy Pier, Hancock Observatory (okay, so we actually didn't go up because it was $15 and we've seen it, but we were there...so check!), and riding the Brown Loop. Even though we didn't get to everything, we ate some great food, got to see the Macy's Christmas windows, saw the Blue Man Group, and had a blast being together in the Windy City.
Car snack carnage.
It took Laura and I more than 5 hours to get from Indy to Chicago due to traffic problems and other general ridiculousness....but we made it!
Breakfast at South Water Kitchen - yum! Zagat rated...haha
Matching Banana outfits...
The wine tower at Socca's bar. If you want good French-meets-Italian cuisine, go to Socca near Belmont and Halsted. If you want a jerk waiter, sit in Mark's section.
On Sunday morning we headed down to the Union Station area to eat breakfast at Lou Mitchell's. We were sold once we heard that you get donut holes and Milk Duds while you wait for a table.
The line at Lou Mitchell's...
Keep in mind that it was cold, very cold. We waited in that line for an hour and squealed with delight when the donut hole lady came back out with her basket to walk through the line periodically. We loved you, donut hole lady.