I love New York but give me Chicago any day

I love New York but give me Chicago any day.  

 

Mr. Robinson had a meeting in the Windy City last week so we decided I would tag along so we could have some alone time — which was a long time a coming.  But then at the last minute, we knew it was also important  for us to spend one on one time with our children- and as luck would have it, Britton’s birthday is in a couple weeks.  So her bags were also packed for her first ever (alone) trip with her parents.

 

Chicago

 

With the exception of the horrific air travel dilemmas both going up (and coming home- cancelled flights, rerouting, 6 hour layovers, flying standby, weather, mechanical problems) we had a marvelous four days.  The Four Seasons may have our girl setting her standards too high for future travel though.   We did museums (both art and natural history), the Bean, and my favorite… the architectural boat tour, shopping and some serious eating.  (Thankfully my FitBit flex had arrived when I got home)

 

Chicago

 

Chicago

 

 

While the three of us were together the entire trip, wouldn’t you know there isn’t a single photo of us together.  Britton is going through this joyful phase of not wanting me to take her photos.  Can you tell?

 

Chicago

 

Chicago

 

Since it was her birthday trip, with a lot of traveling involved, I temporarily relinquished her electronics ban enough for her to read on her Nook and have some serious Connect Four tournaments.  It’s a sad day when my 10 year old  beats me when I am giving it my all.  Who am I kidding? She is way smarter than me.

 

I have to say, B was such a joy to be around all weekend long.  She was all smiles, willing to go anywhere, try anything, never once complaining (did I mention we spent a lot of time in the airport?). By the end of the trip, she was holding my hand wherever we went and couldn’t get enough hugs from her Mama.  While it will be a long time until Mr. Robinson are able to get that away time together- I wouldn’t trade this trip for anything.

 

That game is addictive.

That game is addictive.

My 15 year old Vera Bradley cosmetic bag has been packed for three weeks now with trips to the coast, Marietta and now Chicago.  So glad to be home again, home again, never to roam again.  That may go for Mr. Robinson too.

Thank you Mama Mary, Sassy, and Aunt Britty for watching the littles while B enjoyed her birthday trip.

Standing in rental car line at 11:00 pm.... in an airport two hours from our town.  He loves my snapping photos.

Standing in rental car line at 11:00 pm…. in an airport two hours from our town. He loves my snapping photos, I can tell.

 

I love New York but give me Chicago any day.  

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