Friday, August 8, 2008

Our Chicago Trip

We had such a fabulous time in Chicago! Those two days we spent there were like a gift to me! (Well, the trip actually WAS a gift of sorts to us LOL We were blessed with it by Bobby's employer & GM... everything was paid for from start to finish...sure can't beat that!) Hey, don't ya just love the reflection of my arms in my sunglasses?! hee hee Well, no one was around to take our picture :)
This is the hotel we stayed at. It's called the "W" hotel. It's on Lakeshore Drive overlooking Lake Michigan.
What a very contemporary looking "W", huh? This is the front of the hotel.
Our room was on the 25th floor overlooking the Lake front & Navy Pier. WOW!!!
What a beautiful view, huh? Looks like a postcard to me :)

Sorry this picture is a bit dark and hard to see. You'll probably have to click on it to see the pillow I'm talking about up close. See that large throw pillow? Bobby joked around that it looked like one half of the fuzzy dice he had hanging in his car as a teenager! LOL Anyone remember those silly looking things?
Yes, that chaise lounge was just as comfortable as it looks! Ugh, I soooo wanted to take it home with me...I've got the perfect spot in my living room!
Our room was very contemporary with an Asian flair. Love the TV, don't you?
This was the 'in room' goodie box. Check out the prices below! (Whoa)
'Who wants a drink?' Well, NOT ME at those prices!!! ha ha ha ha ha
'Why not a snack?' Um, probably 'cause I'm such a cheapskate and I'd NEVER pay so much! LOL Do $6 Pringles actually taste better? Just kidding :)
These upholstered ottomans were soooooooo comfy! You can wait for the valet in comfort :) See the spiral topiary? It smelled like it had hair perm solution on it...yuk!!!

You could sit in front of the hotel in these great rocking chairs and look out at a lovely view of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. It was really beautiful!
I've got LOTS more to share! In the next few posts I'll share pictures of our first evening in Chicago and our wonderful afternoon meeting a fellow blogger, then our dinner cruise on Lake MI. Stay tuned!!!

Until next time,


  1. Looks like you had a great time! Your pictures make me want to get on a plane today! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your trip.


  2. I'm so glad you and Bobby had such a wonderful trip, Michelle. I know how important it was to both of you and I'm so glad you were able to go. I love all the pics of Chicago, I've never been but because of you I can be an "armchair" traveler! lol BTW, I've been out of town so I haven't been able to visit. I'm happy to be back in touch!

  3. Hey Fran ~ Thanks for stopping by to visit :) Chicago is only about a 5 hour drive from where we live in MI so it wasn't too bad getting there :) Have a great day!

  4. Were those prices in DOLLARS?!? LOL. Thats funny.
    I'm glad you had a good trip. I have been reading for awhile. I had to delurk for those prices though. :)

  5. Hi Julie ~ Hey, thanks for 'delurking'~ glad ya did ! Yeah, I cracked up at those prices. The 'voss' on the drink list was actually water that looked like it was in a shampoo bottle! LOL

  6. Im happy you had a nice time together :)
    Did I ever tell you we were in Chicago once! Only at the airport though LOL We were laidover there for a few hours a couple years ago.

  7. What a great trip you had! That hotel is something else! I can't believe the prices of those snacks! Love the cool modern decor. I just read about how you met up with Kelly from Serenity Cottage on your trip. That is so cool! How wonderful for you to finally meet. If you ever find yourself in Oregon, make sure you look up my sister, Kathi (Feathering My Nest) and I and we will meet you somewhere!

    Hugs, Sharon

  8. WONDERFUL pictures. WOW, $6 Pringles?!?!

    I'm tickled pink that you and Bobby had such an awesome time.

    Jan were prayed for the entire time you were gone

  9. yeah for a weekend away...Chicago is on my to-go day. looks like lots of fun!

  10. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time!!! I know how much it meant for the both of you to be able to go! I hope hubby and I can try that dinner cruise sometime!

  11. Looks like you guys had a great time. YES! Really great view.

  12. Hi,
    Looks like a wonderful trip :o) SO Happy ya'll had a great trip!
    Thinking of ya'll ,Blessins',Lib

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I loved the room. I am pretty cheap as well and $6 for a can of way! Love the pictures though. I have never been to Chicago so it was nice to see some of it.
    Praying for you,

  14. Hi Michelle...oh man...I love the view of Navy Pier..that place is sooo much fun! Glenn never wants to go on the ferris wheel with me, so I have to go by myself..:( Unbelievable prices at the hotel..jeez..and so many people pay those prices..not me, thank you very much!!!

    Take care and hugz,

  15. what great pictures! my favorite is still that one of you and Bobby -- you two look wonderful!

    Sounds like you had a great time, and what a view! Woo!

    Can't wait to hear more :o)

  16. Hey Michelle,
    How in the world did I miss those rocking chairs in front???? I am still thinking about it all today and it just puts a smile on my face! I look forward to seeing more pics!


  17. Wow, Michelle. I'm so happy for you. This looks like a dream vacation with you One True Love. It looks so fun. Hugs, Kathi


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