Friday, February 29, 2008

My extra day: Nothing different

You'd think I would have taken advantage of this extra day, this odd 29th day of February. But i didn't. How did you spend your extra 24 hours?

We're going to Chicago in 2 weeks. Jimmy's going to his annual Python conference (programming language, not the snake...I had some of you wondering for a second there, didn't I?). For the most part, I've never been. Drove through the city 12 years ago, but only stopped at Walgreens to get a bottle of water. What are your favorite Chicago spots? Great restaurants? Neighborhoods I shouldn't miss? Do you know what the weather is typically like around the 15th of March? Clueless California girl looking for help. Thanks in advance!


Anonymous said...

we took a small road trip with our extra 24 hours. cool shot!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

My best friend lives in Chicago. . . and for the life of me I can't think of any of the great places we've eaten. So much to do there, so many great sites. Loved the Field Museum and the art museum.

Shammickite said...

Take winter clothes! I think it will still be COLD by the middle of March.
Field Museum is great.
Also John Shedd Aquarium.
And dont forget Navy Pier.
When I was there we ate at Hooters! I don't reccommend it.

Nan said...

Ah, the Ides of March. Pack a toga and you can start your own "toga run" in Chicago.

Jodi said...

I slept most of mine away. Lame!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Off again you lucky girl, i didn't do anything that day, came down with a sore throat.UGH! But put the antibiotics down me right away and doing ok now.
Never been to Chicago but looking forward to hearing and seeing all about it.

rosemary said...

ART INSTITUTE...ART INSTITUTE...ART INSTITUTE....we have been there lots but for conventions. The Water Tower used to be great for shopping but I don't think so anymore. You could spend weeks in the Institute and not get tired of the place. it is awesome.

Ginnie said...

On February 29 we were getting things ready for Mom's memorial service the next day. I made a photo collage or her spectacular life. I'm glad I had the extra day to work on it.

I lived in Chicago for a year in 1965, near the downtown loop, and remember that whenever I went for a walk, the wind blew tiny bits of soot all over me. Hopefully that won't happen to you, Mad. Have a great trip and bring back wonderful photos for us!