Total Basset Case: Birthday Surprise: CHICAGO (part 2)

Feb 21, 2012

Birthday Surprise: CHICAGO (part 2)

And I'm back with the rest of the details from our trip to Chicago
This post is picture heavy, get ready.
(read part one here)

The Chicago Auto Show was going on while we were in town and Mister realllly wanted to go.
And in true birthday tradition, I told him we could do whatever he wanted.
(truth be told I kinda wanted to go too so it worked out well)
We got up and ventured out into the big city.
We successfully navigated the bus and train systems and did not get lost once
 The auto show was really a lot of fun.
We have been car shopping so it was nice to be able to see all the cars in one place and not be hassled by any salesmen.
 I also broke in my Toms.
After the show we met up with our friends Bobby and Laura and stuffed ourselves with some famous Ginos East Pizza.
so. good.
And what's the best thing to do after stuffing yourself silly?
Why go shopping of course!
I nearly screamed when I realized we were a stones throw from Zara.
Laura and I marched right over there and picked up some gems.

For dinner we headed to Wildfire
and it was de-lish.
We were too busy eating to take any pictures of the food but just trust me.
 I wouldn't lie to you about yummy food.

After dinner we headed to the Hancock building to grab a drink and take in the view.
95 floors up isn't too shabby of a way to end an evening.
Sunday was rounded out with a little
Urban Outfitters
brunch at Mercadito.

We had a fabulous time and can't wait to be back
(see ya in June, Chicago).

Mister told me a million times he had a great birthday weekend and I loved getting to spoil him for once!
He does a pretty good job spoiling me :)

P.S. thanks to all of you Chicago blog girls that helped me out with food and fun activity suggestions!


Val said...

Very awesome!! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Hilliary Meisner said...

Looks like you all had a lot of fun! Love sprinkles!!

A Big Little Life said...

So fun! Glad you enjoyed Chicago. I'm kind of obsessed with living here : )

Cara Kuhl said...

Looks like you had a great time! Let me know if you'd like any fun tips or ideas when you visit next ~ I love providing recos! :)