Monday, December 10, 2012

Windy City Weekend

We certainly did make a quick to Chicago this weekend. Unfortunately for me (but not Tyler), I didn't get to shop like I had hoped. I popped in Nordstrom Rack and Anthropologie, but came back empty handed!

Tyler's college roommate and groomsmen, Jack, lives in Chicago and we wanted to go see him! Friday was his birthday so that was the ideal to go!

We went up Saturday after boarding Sarge at the vet and having to turn around to make sure the garage door was down! Oops. Traffic was surprisingly not too bad on the way there, but it did drizzle the whole 3 hours!

If you didn't know, parking in Chicago is awful! We bought some crazy parking pass, but wasn't sure if we were in the right spot and I didn't want my car towed. That took a while and then we headed to Bar on Buena for lunch and drinks. I had a delicious grilled cheese!
We hopped on the metro and headed downtown to Michigan Avenue. I was so excited to get to shop, but with 2 boys, that didn't really happen.

I got this pic in Anthropologie-- so now cotton is "in"? That is too funny! I have mounds and mounds of cotton, so I guess my taste is in style.
Jack showed us his office and then we headed to Lincoln Park for their zoo lights.
Our lights at home are pretty impressive and I won't lie.... I think Riverbanks Zoo's are better! Guess thats what you get for something free in Chicago?
I snapped this pic of the guys as they were checking out the duck pond.... of course!
We got hungry, so headed to dinner. Tyler wanted Italian and my goodness we found the best Italian place! I would highly recommend Topo Gigio Ristorante in the Old Town neighborhood.
After dinner, we went to Second City for a comedy show in the Up Comedy Club. Loni Love was the main comedian and two other guys opened up for her. They were hysterical! If you've never been to a comedy show before, I recommend it!!
Tyler with Ralph Porter who was one of the opening acts. Not sure what he is famous for, but Loni Love is a regular panelist on E!s hit show "Chelsea Lately" and TruTV's Presents: The World's Dumbest".
A few buckets of Coronas were consumed, then we headed to the Wiener's Circle... A hot dog stand where the workers scream at you and yell profanities. It was hysterical!
Sunday morning we slept in some and then headed to brunch at Big Jones in the Andersonville neighborhood. I had the best pancakes EVER!
Apple streudal pancakes... Hellooooooo delicious!
They even served South Carolina rice and grits!!
We had a really fun time and I'm so glad we got to hang out with Jack!!
We hit Cabelas (uh) on the way home, then back to the country we went!
 What did you do this weekend?



The Pink Growl said...

I love that pic with the cotton - so cute!

Amanda aka Manda said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! We need to plan a meet up in Chicago and go shopping together!!!

Helene said...

what a fun weekend!! looks like some yummy food was consumed! The lights are gorgeous!
Helene in Between

Whitney said...

I love Second City! They performed in Rock Hill my last semester of school :)