Yikes, over a week since I posted! I'm at Chicago O'Hare airport right now, waiting for a flight back to Nashville. Not sure how much longer my laptop battery will last, and my charger is in my checked bag (brilliant!). What a whirlwind of a week! Tim left last Monday (November 5th) to go to LA for a training class. I was headed to Chicago for a conference this week, so we decided to meet here in Chicago last Friday (Nov 9th) to spend the weekend together.
I'm tired so I'm going to hit the highlights here, to distract me from the incredibly irritating and bratty 10 year old kid next to me...
I'm waiting for the bus to the Field Museum in the picture. No new comments about the Felted Bucket Hat, other than that I totally love it. It was perfect for the weather and for walking around outside in Chicago in November. Project stats similar to the last FBH that I made - this is Cascade 220 again - but I also threw in a couple of stripes for some fun.
I've been to Chicago a few times, but I hadn't ever visited the Field Museum before. They had an awesome temporary exhibit on maps which we both really enjoyed. I got menaced by a T Rex and Tim was menaced by some elephants.
Sunday morning, we spent a few hours at the Art Institute of Chicago. I really love the Art Institute, it was the first major art museum I ever went to and I really love the layout of the galleries and the types of art they have. Being an art museum, it was relatively short on picture opportunities, although I did get a nice shot of this Roman statue:
And the conference? It went really well! I had a paper and a poster to present, and I had a great time with both. Yesterday after the conference wrapped up, I hopped on Amtrack to head up to Milwaukee where my dad and stepmother picked me up. I spent the evening and most of today hanging out with them. My sister Kathy also stopped by to visit, it was nice hanging out with family. Then I caught a bus from the Milwaukee airport to Chicago O'Hare. I'm feeling a bit burned out from all the travel, but it was lots of fun. Looking forward to getting home soon!