Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Chicago + Give Away!


I spent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago with my sister.  We decided to go visit my son and his wife but, when my sis made the reservations neither of us had a clue we were booking on Memorial Day weekend...LOL.  


View from our hotel room


my youngest son, myself and his wife

View from the 96th floor of the Hancock Building, Yikes!  The funny thing is the tallest building is only about 1/3 the elevation that my house is...

my sister, my DIL and son on the architectural boat tour on the Chicago River 

Downtown Chicago from the boat tour.  The architectural boat tour was interesting, melding of the old and new.  There are beautiful parks and public art everywhere but this quilter could never live here.  A city of 2.6 million and the driving is like Mad Max and the Thunderdome!  And, I realized how lucky I am to have so many wonderful quilt shops in such a small area...here, you really have to plan if you want to find one. 

Although I spent a good 10+ hours in airports....flying is no longer a fun experience...I did find the public toilet of my dreams in the Chicago airport!  I hadn't seen one of these since my trip to the Asian countries.  Automatic seat covers!!!  Way cool!

We are on the count down for the Give Away!  Just click on the link, be a registered follower and by Friday you may be the owner of this wonderful wool kit donated my Lisa of Primitive Gathering!


13 comments:

  1. Am I in? If not please put my name in the dog dish. Thanks!

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  2. Am I in? If not please put my name in the dog dish. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cute kit. I am loving wool. Have a great day!

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  4. Also being a fan for primitive gatherings. It's so nice that Lisa gave you this cute kit.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  5. Wow, what dizzying heights. Not for me!!! It's so nice to visit family, always great to get back home.

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  6. Not sure if I could sit and relax at that height, lol.
    A toilet, now that is funny, still wouldn't sit on it;)

    Debbie

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  7. LOL if you think that toilet was bad... I spent the holiday in Mexico with my sone and dil... Chicago was an upgrade in the toilet dept. LOL

    Glad you had a good time.

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  8. Now that's a great public toilet, yep they should be mandatory! My son did that boat tour a couple of years ago and filmed it all and replayed for us so we enjoyed the sights also!

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  9. A ride out to the suburbs will gift you with some wonderful quilt shops!!!

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  10. That sano toilet beats the heck out of squatting in a wooden shed in Nepal!!! Thanks for sharing the photos of your family.

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  11. What a fun trip~ and looking at that photo makes me dizzy! LOL Glad you had a good time. :-)

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  12. Loved this blog post! Photos, Chicago info, lackluster flying & way-cool new to me Asian inspired toilets :P

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  13. Ok, I admit it - looking down from the 95th floor, even in a picture, makes my knees week - I am a wimp. But what a good Mom you are to hang in the airport for 10 hours to see your babies:)

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