We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ~May Sarton

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

17-19 I 2014

Chicago!!! How do I love thee?

It was certainly an adventure getting here this trip. Kristin picked up the train in Lapeer, and not three minutes out a car slid into the train. No one was hurt, but it ended up making us 3 hours late getting into town.

Yup, that's where the car hit the train...

After we finally arrived in town, Kristin and I stopped at the Panera right by Union Station to grab a bite to eat. We got to Chad's a little while later, hung out there for a minute and then Chad, Gary, Kristin, and I went back downtown to see Saving Mr. Banks, which is wonderful.  It is absolutely worth going to see! After we got home that night, we watch The Little Mermaid in 3D. I haven't actually seen that movie in ages, so that was a real treat to watch that again!

The next day we went to the Museum of Science and Industry, where they are hosing the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit currently. While we didn't really learn all that much new about the company, they did have some very cool exhibits of rarely seen Disney props, art, and memorabilia.

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After the museum, we went back downtown to run some errands for Chad, and then we stopped at Eataly to pick up stuff for dinner. The place was a madhouse, but I loved it! I want to go back some day and take a little more time to walk around and check stuff out. When we got back to his place, we watched Monsters University, which neither Kristin or I had seen. That was a fun movie, and made for a good prequel to Monsters, Inc. So yeah, an all around Disney-filled weekend!

Sunday Chad had to work, so Kristin and I took our time getting ready to head out. We dropped our stuff off at Chad's work, and then went to Soupbox for lunch and then over to Ghirardelli for some ice cream (yes, we were eating ice cream in the midst of a polar vortex - stop looking at us weird!). We wandered around the Mile a little more and then dashed off to catch the train, which was wildly less eventful on the trip home, thankfully.

Overall, a top notch weekend with my besties!

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