I can't believe November is already here! Part of the reason October has flow by so quickly is that we have had three weekends in a row of houseguest. Two weekends ago (I am late in posting this--oops!) my brother B and his girlfriend A came up from Oklahoma to visit. They got here on Wednesday night sort of late. Thursday I had to work but they met T at work to grab lunch and I think just re-charged from the draining drive up here. That evening we hung out and made dinner.
Over dinner the idea came up that we should go to Chicago on Friday. Friday is my day off from work and T has hardly taken much vacation time this year, so we could go with B and A who had never been to Chicago. I actually had never really been either, only to a conference in the suburbs a few years back. So we all agreed that it would be a fun day trip.
Early Friday we hopped in the car a drove the 3 hours up to Chi-town. Spent the morning at the Crate and Barrel Outlet (I had wanted to go to look at thier baby furniture line--that was super underwhelming, but I did get the dishes I had been wanting for fraction of what I would have paid in store full price. So not a total bust). By lunch time we headed into the city to go to Wrigglyville to see the staduim and eat at Lucky's.
After lunch we decided that we wanted to at least drive down Lakeshore Drive to see the city. When we got down there, as soon as I saw Navy Pier I wanted to go there and everyone else was really flexible and cool and agreed that we should go check it out! Yippee!
While we were exploring the Pier we decided that it woudl be fun to go in the ferris wheel. Ok, now let me tell you I was as gun-ho as the rest of the gang about it. I have never been on a ferris wheel and thought it would be a fun adventure, especially since this one looked really tall and sturdy. However, I have never been on one because I am afraid of heights. Oh well! It was fun (even if I was a bit nervous).
On the way home from Chicago we stopped at a the dairy store of one of the largest dairy farms in Indiana a got some cheese (everyone else go milk shakes but I am going to be honest, me and ice cream don't mix since I got pregnant). Then we made it home in time to watch the Ranger's game against the Yankees.