We've been home since late monday night and now both of us are sick sick sickos. What I had hoped would be a tiny cold turned into the full blown flu and although I still feel pretty crummy, I'm just starting to become a little more human again. and of course, since Jimmy and I spend practically every waking moment together, he has it now. At least his symptoms didn't show up till we got home. Me on the other hand, I spent 2 1/2 days in the hotel in Chicago before leaving for the airport Monday evening.
But one cool thing about staying close to the hotel was experiencing Earth Hour on Saturday night. I know a few of my bloggy friends have already blogged about it, but if you don't know what it is/was, it was a worldwide participation where people turned their lights off from 8:30p-9:30p to conserve energy and as a show that you care.
Jimmy and I were eating dinner in the hotel lobby when all the lights, except emergency ones, turned off. Pretty cool. Although it might have been cooler walking around the city when all the skyscrapers went dark. Oh well.
So my days in Chicago didn't exactly go as planned...
No Shedd Aquarium.
No Bean at Millinium Park.
No shopping on Magnificent Mile for birthday presents...(Hi V..eh hem...I'll be bringing presents w/ me the end of the month...love you...sheepish grin!)
But at least I got that first day of sightseeing.
And Jimmy didn't have to spend the entire weekend alone at his conference.
And I didn't have to be sick at home alone.
And now we are home, safe and sound.
Pics were taken during earth hour.