Monday, December 9, 2013

This Week....A Chicago Birthday!

Ron and I spent the past four days celebrating his birthday, a BIG one....#65 ~ in Chicago!
Our flight was delightful ~

We found Chicagoans to be so friendly!

Lovely accommodations on the Magnificent Mile ~

Breathtaking views from our room on the 39th floor, both day and night ~
The daily temps never got above 29 degrees, but there was no wind in the Windy City last week, so these "desert rats' were loving the change of climate and brisk air.

Among our activities was a tour of the north side of the city ~



Fabulous views from atop the John Hancock Building ~
In the center of the large photo is our hotel!
Someone heard that Ron is in the window business,
so they gave him a job!! (see lower right corner)
Shopping along Michigan Avenue ~

Lots of dining experiences ~

Learning about Chicago at the Chicago History Museum ~
source
Getting more Christmas spirit at Broadway in Chicago to see "Elf, The Musical" ~

A perfect ending to our trip was Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, Archdiocese of the city of Chicago ~


tour the Cathedral here
It was a wonderful celebration of my sweet man, and we got to experience a city to which we had never visited together.
We look forward to a return visit ~ perhaps in more temperate weather!

I'll be MIA this week as I prepare for my Trunk Show in Phoenix on Sunday.  Our sweet and dear friends, Nancy, Ashley and Lacey, are the hostesses. If you're in the Phoenix area and would like to join us, email me and I'll send you the info.

Have a most wonderful week, dear friends.  It's a very hectic time of year, but please remember that at the end of the day all the little problems, annoyances, worries, and bothers really don't matter.

Take time for that midday cup of whatever your pleasure, put your feet up and close your eyes...you deserve it!

1 comment:

Charlene said...

LOVED all your photos! I know you had a wonderful time. It has been SO VERY LONG SINCE I'VE BEEN TO CHICAGO! Thanks for the memories! Happy late Birthday~