Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chicago Trip WHAT FUN!

Here is Maylee standing next to a picture OF the sears tower INSIDE the sears tower. Thats one conceited tower!

The elevator to the top goes SO fast your ears pop and stuff. It goes 18 miles an hour! Its really fast and they play this dumb video with annoying cartoon characters to get your mind off the fact that if that cable broke your in a world of hurt cause they got like 20 people crammed in that elevator and its heavy....A little unnerving but nonetheless...

It was super cold in Chicago...not real bad but like in the low 60's and we are used to still sweating our butts off here in Kentucky. So thanks to Monkeylips I had this hat to put on Maylee cause it really is the Windy City up there and she would have got a bad ear ache if it wasnt for this hat, so thank you again! for the beautiful gift to my baby...I still cant thank you enough LOL

This is the view from the top of the Sears Tower. You can see Lake Michigan on the right and a whole buncha buildings to the left...this stretches as far as the eye can see. I live in Louisville, Ky and its a decent size town, but you can fit 40 of Louisville in this place, srsly.

We had the pleasure of staying in this place on Saturday night...this turned out to be one of those fine establishments that rents rooms out by the hour....and has "free movies" Unfortunately my kids found out what kind of movies as Noor gave them the keys to the room and let them go first...of course the coveted TV gets switched on first. I hear them exclaim about "porn" on TV and I immediately disconnect the cable...I was a wee bit mad cause the dude that rented us a room seen we had a van full of kids ya know....oh well. I will just mark this up as one of the "Ghetto" inns that we have stayed at over the years...some day we can get a ritzier place without fist fights upstairs in middle of the night, and men with scantily clad women going to and from the place all hours of the night....geez. It was the first place we could find and yes we were THAT desperate for a place to stay!

The motel may have sucked really bad, but the food...oh the food! When you get out on Devon Ave you can find ANYTHING you want to eat, and its cheap and good! I ate the best Dal curry of my life Sunday morning before we went to the Sears tower. This is a picture of the kids playing inside one of the fine establishments we ate at. My goodness the veggie curry was to die for...these people can cook SOOO good, I wish some of them would move here and open up a store on the corner of my street LOL. I love
Indian food, and there was plenty of it here.

This is the death trap we drove up there...cool huh?

Cops really DO hang out at Dunkin Donuts!!!! Here is proof!

Tyler walking down a street after eating some awesome Indian food!

This is us at the Sears tower...Tyler took the picture, but thats Justin in the orange shirt, and me and Noor (hubby) holding Maylee....dont know who the guy in the stripedy shirt is....

And I gotta represent my heritage while I am hanging out here. I missed Shabbos cause we was driving around breaking the Shabbos looking for a motel LOL I found this cool sign on Saturday too....

Shabbos special...chinese food LOL. I HAD to take a picture of this one LOL.

On our way home Sunday we stopped at this candy factory...they had a chocolate fountain inside, but it was blocked off in such a way I couldnt drink from it or swim in it...damn.

This place was so cool, and got 35 bucks of our hard earned money...THIS is why i am fat guys. Its the chocolate...if peanut butter and chocolate were illegal to eat, then I would be skinny...

I wish I could post more pictures, but I could take up my whole blog talking about this trip! LOL

I wanted to leave you with a lil something if you ever plan on going to Chicago be aware traffic feels just like this big knot all the time LOL. This is where a bunch of highways meet....we drove on this. In the deathtrap. It wasnt fun. Traffic is a nightmare, so be prepared! I love Chicago, but I would never live there. I love going to visit though. I honestly thought with our financial situation i would never get to see it again...and there I was over the weekend! You just really never know whats gonna happen!

Another lil update on my life for you guys that are constant readers...I came home from this trip to find out my father had passed away from a massive heart attack. He died instantly as far as the coroner could tell so thats a blessing he did not suffer one bit. If you could keep us in your prayers I would be most appreciative. I will still be making soap and making my pretty plus size clothes...I am just gonna be taking a break this week, and hoping to resume my normal work schedule this weekend. Thanks so much for the love guys.


Corinne Sullivan said...

Oh, the food! Being from Chicago, I get homesick looking at these (although I don't miss the traffic, lol), but mostly I miss the food. I would weigh way more if I still live there I think.

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Hippie Dippy Designs said...

I love Chicago. I went there a few years ago and was in heaven. So sorry again to hear about the death of your father. I hope you are taking care of yourself this week. Thanks for sharing your photos of your trip. = )

WhimsybyMari said...

Libby your post also made me homesick. I am so sorry about your Dad, you take care of yourself. Your are in my prayers.

KimberlyRies said...

Hi Libby, thanks for sharing your great photos with us. I got a chuckle reading about the motel you stayed at! So sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.


Auroras_Garden said...

Thanks so much guys. I love Chicago so much. I could go there every 6 months and LOVE it. Its our favorite town by far. The food is just so incredible there is nothing here in lousiville but crappy fast food joints, and up in Chicago its damn good food all the time for cheap. All of us ate breakfast at an Indian place for 12 bucks. Thats me eating vegan, Noor getting a HALAL (Kosher = expensive) meat dish, and the kids getting paratha bread and eggs...12 bucks thats it! And it was GOOOOOD!

I noticed there are three fat people in Chicago not counting me cause I didnt live there...no one is fat! I think its the lack of fast food and the bunches of real food thats good...thats my theory!

Thanks for the sympathy for my dad guys...he is in a MUCH better place now. I am sure of it. It makes it a bit easier to know he dont have to wake up in the morning in so much pain and being so stiff he can hardly walk. Dad died with dignity and that means so much to me.

Kyfarmlife said...

I'm so sorry about your father...prayers are with you!
It looks like you had a very busy trip!
I just opened my Etsy shop!!! I'm so excited! the link is www.wilmothfarms.etsy.com Cross your fingers for me!!!! Check it out and let me know what you think! Any advice is welcomed! Hey BTW how do you get on bluegrass etsy street team????

Pam Hawk said...

Hey there,

Just doing a lot of reading and catching up - I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. At least he's not in pain anymore. And that was so touching that he planned ahead and bought ice cream and things for Maylee's first birthday.

I think you are 100% right about skinny people and real food vs. how fast food affects our weight. Here in Salem, Oregon most restaurants are fast food and the reason I'm so camera shy in my blog is because I eat out - in Salem. LOL Ok, that and chocolate.

I wish we had more real restaurants here, but it's usually a one-hour drive up to Portland to find any real food. (And Halal markets! And global restaurants!)

Auroras_Garden said...

You know about halal markets??!!! Pam please be my neighbor! NO ONE in this god forsaken state (please excuse me anyone who reads this that is FROM here like me) knows what the hell Halal is! Can I hug you, shake your hand, move next door to you so we can chit chat about Illuminati empires and Halal VS. Kosher meat?? Come on Pam you know ya want to!

And dont be afraid to post pictures of yourself. I am fat too and I love the way I look...well except for this damn belly that wont go away but other than that I rock and am hotter than 99.9% of supermodels...no joke, ask my husband he will tell you! LOL fat chicks rule. Be proud sweet mama! No one ever wrote a song about small butts...something to think about!