Sunday, October 24, 2010
Last week we were able to visit Chicago for several days for Brian's AAO conference. We had a great time seeing the sites of the city, and made lots of fun memories with our friends. The first night we were there we got authentic deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's which was delicious! Then on Friday Matthew and I went to the aquarium with Lauren, Andrew, Casey and Taryn. We met Shaun for lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, and then he came back to our hotel to hang out while Matthew took a nap. That night we all walked down to Navy Pier for dinner and had fun exploring. Saturday morning Casey and I took the kids to the Children's Museum which was a huge hit! Matthew and Taryn had a great time playing and running around. We went back to the hotel for nap and lunch time, and when Brian got back around 3:00 we met Shaun and Lea at their apartment. We walked down to the Lincoln Park Zoo and then back toward our hotel. That night we went out to dinner at English for Jeremy's birthday. Sunday we went to Milennium Park to see the silver bean and other sculptures. There was a playground in the park as well, and Matthew, Andrew and Taryn enjoyed playing together again. For lunch we got Chicago dogs at Portillo's and discovered that Matthew doesn't like hotdogs! After Matthew's nap he and I took the shuttle to the convention center to meet Brian and some people from the practices he is looking at. The Wake Forest alumni reception was that night as well, so we took the shuttle over to the Marriott. We hadn't had time to eat dinner, so after the reception we had dinner at Big Bowls with Jacob and Steve. Our last day in the city we got to spend with Brian! We started the day with brunch and then went up in the Hancock Observatory. The views were amazing! We let Matthew have a quick nap and then headed to the airport for our flight home. Matthew is a great traveler and we had an uneventful trip back. We hope to return again soon!