Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Keeping up with the Chicago Jones'...

We had a blast this past weekend visiting the Chicago Jones', Kim & Jeff. They are the perfect tour guides, as we had them going everywhere! On Friday night we went out to dinner, enjoying the cool weather outside....and got to meet some of their Indiana classmates (one of them was playing in the band that night for a charity next door). On Saturday Kim and I started out the day walking down to the local farmers market, boy was I jealous that this was SO close and every Sat from May till Oct!! I picked up two green tomatoes, and boy were they yummy in BLTs on Monday night! After the farmers market we headed downtown Chicago for the CSI exhibit at the Science & Industry Museum. For a few hours we were working to solve a crime...what a change from we all do every day (Jenn- I'm sure you would've laughed at us, since you do this everyday!!). Did anyone know that there is a coal mine underneath the museum? We didn't know either until we took the tour, and found out at the end that it was real (dumb us!!). Made us really think of those men who were stuck in the mines the last week or so...crazy to think about! Next we drove downtown to find a good Chicago pizza shop....can I say YUM!! Of course we had to walk off the pizza so we jotted down Michigan Ave (shopping mecca) and went to the top of the John Hancock building. What a view...from the women's bathroom, haha!! Seriously though, instead of bothering others while they drink/eat, the best view is from the women's bathroom (thats where the attached pics came from). Sat night Kim made us a very yummy meal and we just laid back (my ankles needed to be propped up from all the walking). Sunday we took the Loop and Red line down to Chicago to meet Shelley for brunch. Kim, Shelley and I were all co-workers at IBM back in the day so again we had a reunion, living up the memories and updates on all our past co-workers.

As we flew home on Sunday we both were so happy that we traveled out to see our dear friends Kim & Jeff.... nice to get these travels in before our little one comes soon!! Thanks again Kim & Jeff for being the perfect hosts and touring us all over your area!! Can't wait to see you again soon!!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Looks like a fun-filled weekend! Glad you were able to explore Chicago. I've never been, but it looks awesome.