Well, we're here and we've successfully completed our first day in Chicago. When LeeAnn, Leslie, Maria and I left Michigan, this is what the weather was like...
The weather in Chicago was fairly nice, especially considering all the snow Michigan had. It was about 50* and sunny and gorgeous. On our way to the condo, we passed through several different cultured areas... a few blocks of Mexican stores, then a few blocks of Korean stores and then a Phillipino area and Vietnamese area.... pretty interesting. Here's a Mexican store:
We arrived around 11am (Chicago time) and were pleasantly surprised at the house. Beyond expectation. It is amazing. I'll post pictures later. We then went to pick up Kim and went to Al's for lunch. Afterwards, Maria, Leslie, LeeAnn, Kim and I took the train and bus to the Windy City Scrapbook store. Awesome stuff! I managed to spend a bit of money there but it's worth it, right?
On our way back we met up with Heather and Kasey and went to dinner at good 'ol McDonalds.
We spent the rest of our evening back at the condo munching on snacks, playing Imaginiff and Loaded Questions. Its now nearly 2am and the last of us are just getting ready for bed. I can't wait for a long day in the city tomorrow! The train ride was lots of fun today- can't wait to go on public transportation again. I wish we had that around Jackson!
Anyhow... I'm out of here. I feel like I don't have much to say, except that so far this weekend has been awesome and I am having a great time hanging out with these girls. More later!