Monday, July 11, 2005
Normally our time spent in Chicago involves working, partying with friends, rehearsing or seeing improv and other shows. This weekend we had a chance to see Chicago like a true tourist should. We try to save these types of things for when friends are in town. This past weekend, my best friend from Kansas City, Anna came into town and we had a blast. On Friday we walked around Michigan Ave, checked out an art fair and went to Millineum Park. It's so cool to see pure joy on little kids faces as they splash in the fountain.
That night, my company (Harley-Davidson) rented out the Shedd Aquarium. We had dinner (and drinks) on the balcony overlooking the lake. It was a gorgeous view, especially at night. It's so cool to see the pure joy on Corey's face as he drools over the buffet table. We had the entire aquarium to ourselves. We were able to just walk around and check things out at our own pace with beer in hand. Besides finding Nemo we also toured the crab exhibit, coral reefs feeding and the oceanarium. Unfortunately this is the same night that the Beluga whale gave birth to a still- born. I'm not sure if these two events are related, but I'm going to say "no," so I can sleep tonight.
The next morning we went on the architecture river tour. If you ever have a chance to take this, do it! It is well worth the $25. We learned all about the amazing buildings in Chicago and got a little sun all in one.
That evening Anna and I went to see Body Worlds at Museum of Science and Industry. This was awesome! Very educational and a little creepy. Corey chose not to go because he's a girl, but we loved it. We ended the night by laying back on picnic blankets with Thai food and listen to some dude in concert at the Folk and Roots Festival. It's not really my typical kind of music, but it was a gorgeous night. We were surrounded by friends and pretty good music, plus we got dessert after... Yum carrot cake!
By Sunday we were exhausted, fat and happy!