Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hello Chi-town!

Field Day at school. A busy and hectic morning but then chilling with a movie and popcorn. Fun for the kids.

Not sure which superhero Krishon is trying for here:
Face Painting

I was anxious for the day to end though because right after school I hit the road with two yayas headed for the Windy City.

I cannot believe that I've lived in Illinois for 39 years and never been to Chi-town till now. I guess these gals got tired of hearing me complain and here we are!

Lots of girly chatting which is exactly what I needed on the way up here.

Then, we hit the big city and I, of course, totally hicked out gawking at all the tall buildings, beautiful architecture and giggling with the girls while Gladys the GPS guided us around and around the city looking for things in the fog. Poor Gladys, I think we drove her kookyballs (yes, that is a JS original phrase)with all the quick turns and up and down one way streets. Or down and up them as we chose.

Dinner at Gino's East Pizza with all that crazy writing on the walls. Yes, the best pizza I've had in a long time. Even a stuffed up nose couldn't dampen the good food and fun.

Watch out, Chi-town! Country is comin' to town!



  1. 1. I'm commenting while sitting in the same hotel room as you.
    2. I love your term "hicking out".
    3. I'm sorry I almost killed you while turning into a one way street the wrong way.
    4. I'm happy I could break your Chicago...oops keep it rated PG...
    5. I'm having a LOT of fun with you so far and we have only eaten pizza.... ♥ya!

  2. I am glad you're having a fun trip with your friends. Chicago is one of those places I have always wanted to go also, but have never quite gotten there- close though- I have relatives (who no longer drive) in Naperville. Hope the rest of the trip is a blast!

  3. Have a wonderful time! Chicago is a great town. :)

  4. Yum!!! I love Gino's!! I hope you have a blast in Chicago!!! It's my favorite city!!!

  5. Ooooh, I love Chicago! Such a fantastic city. The best pizza I've ever had was at Gino's. :)

    Have a wonderful time!

  6. I love that you're "hicking out" in Chi-town! Wishing I was there with you. BTW we need to make a Ya Ya dictionary!