Some of the LDS dental wives decided we needed to take a girls trip before we all move away from each other. Our first thought was a cruise, but that didn't pan out. Our next idea was CHICAGO. Since it is only a 3 hour drive from Indy, it was a lot easier to pull off. So, with the help of our amazing 'travel agent' (coincidentally the most organized girl in our group...but not really a travel agent) we had the best girls weekend in CHITOWN.
We left on a Friday morning, arrived in Chicago at 11:00 am, dropped off our bags, ate lunch along the river, and then hit MAGNIFICENT MILE. Lot's of shopping down that street and it really is magnificent. We actually only hit a few stores and most of us didn't buy anything, but it was a lot of fun just hanging out. After SHOPPING, we walked the mile back to our room (we did a lot of walking during the trip.....and 3 of the girls are pregnant so sometimes it wasn't too fun for them) and got dressed for a fancy Italian dinner at CAFE SPAGGIA. Later we walked down to the beach and just enjoyed the evening. Then of course we walked over a mile back to our hotel.....well some of the girls caught a cab. Back in our hotel room, we stayed up late talking like teenage girls.
Saturday morning some of the girls woke up and ran to MILLENNIUM PARK to do some exercising. They offered a free pilates, yoga, and zumba class for free. The rest of us got ready & meet them at 'HEAVEN AT SEVEN' for a yummy breakfast of Banana's Foster Pecan French Toast. Delicious. Then we relaxed with a pedicure. Back at the hotel we (and by we I mean 'I') took a nap and then we headed to a ARCHITECTURAL RIVER BOAT CRUISE. It took us along the river and we learned about all the different buildings and a lot of history about the town of Chicago. We also went out onto Lake Michigan. It was really interesting and now we all know a lot about Chicago. After the cruise we headed to GINO'S EAST PIZZA so we could try out the famous Chicago Pizza. We had fun dining on the roof top (don't know how we got so lucky, but they let us skip ahead of the whole line of people waiting to eat there) and the food was super yummy. The rest of the evening was spent at NAVY PIER. We just hung out, got dessert, and rode the Ferris Wheel and the Swings. I felt like I was a teenage girl! It was great. We took a fantastic cab ride back to the hotel where we corrected our cab driver on his idea that Mormons had more than one wife. Then we stayed up until 2:00am laughing and talking. So fun.
Sunday morning, half of us woke up early to head home and the other half stayed to get breakfast and spend the morning in Chicago.
The weekend seriously couldn't have been better. These are some of the best girls I know and I will be so sad to move away from them once the guys are out of school. They have become like family and after this trip, I feel like we are all a little bit closer. We have plans to continue our 'Girls Trips' once we have money. As long as we have our 'Trip organizer'....aka Christie F., we will have the best vacations EVER!!! Thanks for all the fun girls (and we missed the 3 girls who couldn't be there!!)