Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Chicago Day 1

Long time no write, so much has been going on since I last wrote, we went to Hawaii, my kiddos got out of school, I lost my job and right now I am sitting in Chicago.

You might ask why I am in Chicago and the answer is simple! Premiercon, I am sure you are like what the heck is Premiercon.  Well, every 6 months at catalog release Perfectly Posh has a Convention and invites those who have reached the level of Premier consultant and a few other equally awesome people.

I received in invite to Premiercon  because I ranked up to the Premier level in October and in March I hit Silver Premier. The third highest level in the company! That means, I earned a beautiful bracelet at our special breakfast at Tiffany's dinner! I am beyond excited, so of course I had to make the trip.

I have never been to Chicago, so I built in an extra day before the fun starts to check out the City. I am sure I won't hit all the cool spots, but this is what I did today.

Woke up at 4AM, I hate flying in the opposite direction of time zones. :) After calling an Uber, my first ride I arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare. I meet up with  another Posh Consultant and we jumped on our Alaska Airlines Flight and headed off to Chico!

We took the L train into the city to locate our hotels. Gerald was very helpful in getting me set straight on how easy it was to use. Plus my daughter, wanted me to send her pictures of my adventures with Gerald while I am away.  If you get motion sickness like me, the L train can be a little rough. :)

For my first night in Chicago, we are staying at the Wit, we have awesome views of the City and Lake. We can also see were Lollapalooza will be this weekend.

We set out on some site seeing adventures, I won't bore you with all the crazy details but we saw the bean, a lake, a river and some pretty cool boats. This might be a former running blog, but today we did some series miles. Plus, we did see a bunch of crazies running along the waterfront in the 88 degree weather.
After our walk we ended yup at BlackFinn where I gobbled down a small salad, flat bread and a special ice tea. It was supposed to have some booze in it but I think they forgot to add it. The drink was pretty weak. 

On the way back to our hotel the sun was setting and the Chicago Sign was looking pretty cool to this out of Towner. 

We decided t call it a night, but not without first making two trips to the local Walgreens. One to get some booze and the other to realize we need a bottle opener.  I may be on my second glass of wine when I decided to sit down and write this, so any spelling errors and inconsistencies can be blamed on that. :)  More to come tomorrow and all weekend long.

Good night from Chicago!

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