Whoa, ten days? Ten whole days with no blogging? As Shannon pointed out, that is months, maybe even years in the blogging world!
For the last ten days, we’ve been in a small town on Lake Michigan. We were right on the beach (awesome!) but had no cell phone service or internet.
Talk about paradise. On the water, feeling totally disconnected. I need that every so often, just to forget about the rest of the world and what I’m supposed to be doing and have some peace and quiet.
But not the best for keeping up with a blog.
I miss it already.
Lets see, where did we leave off? Oh right, San Francisco. We had a blast there, but had get on the road again. Unlike the rest of the journey, we actually had a date to be in Chicago because we had Conan O’Brien tickets!!! He was touring and spent a week in the Windy City, lucky for us! I was able to score tickets from my wonderful sister, who unfortunately wasn’t able to make it to the show. It was on Thursday the 14th; we left Saturday from California and booked it to the midwest.
And I mean, booked it. It was a long and tiring drive, and we were very glad to make it to our destination, although we did make some stops on the way, which I’ll have to save for another post. (Too much to put into this one. You’d be reading for hours, if you were kind enough to stick with it)
We arrived on the lake and just passed out. We really spent 3 days driving for 12 hours a day, which is exhausting. After spending a day recovering, we set out super early on Thursday to stand in line for Conan seats and explore the city.
Chicago is wonderful. It is quite honestly, the greatest city in the world. I’d move there tomorrow. I know I’ve said that about almost every city so far, but I really mean it this time. I’ve been so many times, and every time I arrive I fall more and more in love with this place. It really feels like home. I love the mix of cultures, the people, the fans (Go Cubbies!) the energy, the landscape, everything. It also helps that my family is from there, so I feel an amazing sense of connectivity and belonging there. Thats the next place I’m going to move, I mean it!
Conan was AMAZING! If he were 20 years younger and not married, we’d totally be dating. The show was fun, he was super nice and we were four rows from the front!!
Then we celebrated by having deep dish pizza afterwards. What a wonderful fucking day. Valerie was even able to find gluten free pizza!
I fucking love this city.