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Life in the City Part 1

31. August 2007 | Kategorie Uncategorized

As a thank you gift to Annie and I for our participation in the fine arts program all 7 years and directing this year, Elaine and Shelley took us to Chicago to see Wicked!! It was amazing! We left on Sunday, July 22 and got back Wednesday, July 25. Here’s what happened:

Day 1 (July 22)

I woke up on my birthday to find that my mother was sick. She was so sick she decided to skip out on church (this is a very rare occurrence, by the way) I loaded all my luggage into my car. After all of that was done and more, Brenna and I headed off to do the “Church” thing; cleanse our soul and to sing songs of praise.

After church, Shelley, Elaine and Annie were waiting for me. Annie sprinted over to me and gave me a happy birthday hug. After i transfered all of the stuff from my car to Shelley’s, I got Brenna a hug goodbye and she drove my car home and we took off for Chicago.

It was the longest car ride I have ever been on. It would have been a good hour less if Minnesota had speed limits at 65 instead of the slow speed of 55.

The car ride consisted mainly of reading, singing to Wicked and sleeping. We did stop at a gas station in Benson just so I could buy my first lottery ticket. It was a real good one, a real good loser that is. (surprise surprise!) We took a hour or so detour to see the House on the Rock in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, it was closed before we got there and we weren’t able to see the inside. It looked pretty cool from what i could see staring in through the window. We ate at the Olive Garden where they sang happy birthday to me. We got to Julie’s House in the suburbs of Chicago at about 11 o’clock. It was a kinda boring but super fun birthday. I got calls from Bryce and Jeremy. Other than Brenna’s birthday wish that was all I got on my birthday. (I guess Miles, Dad and Mom tried but none called *tear*) Annie and I tried to sleep but we were just too excited. Shelley out a damper on that by hitting us with her pillow and telling us to quite down, hehe.

Day 2 (July 23)

We got up at about 9 o’clock and started getting ready to catch our train. It was on this day that we realized that Shelley doesn’t like to see what Annie and I our panties and tank tops. So for the rest of the trip we made sure Shelley saw what we wore everyday!! We got ready and ran to meet our train. It was a double-decker train.

We had about an hour ride on the train. We got off and took the many escalators up to the ground leave. We were greeted by the beautiful skyline of the city! It was pretty much amazing! We crossed the street and took the Free Trolley to our hotel. We went in and checked in our luggage and went to explore!

It was about 1 o’clock so we decided to wonder and find a place to eat. We decided to walk about five blocks from our hotel to the Hard Rock Cafe. We had our meal and it was wonderful. We were about finished when Annie shouts out at our waitress that it’s my birthday. I quickly replied with, “Oh no, my birthday was yesterday!” Our waitress then said that it was close enough to my birthday that I get a free sundae. I then shout out, “Well it’s Shelley’s birthday too!” Shelley is all like “No mine is not for a couple more days.” Again the waitress was like free sundae for you! A little bit later she comes back with two sundaes that have a little candle in them. I put up my arms to get mine (because I LOVE ice cream) and she pulls away and says, “Come with me!” I look at Shelley and Shelley looks at me. We get up and follow our waitress up about 25 stairs onto this stage. Then she pulls out two chairs to the end on the stage and tells up to stand on them. I’m like, “does everyone know about Bryce’s tradition of standing on top of a chair to tell a story?” So we get up there and I start racking my brain for good stories and the waitress hands us our sundaes and lights the candles. She then shouts out, “ATTENTION HARD ROCK CAFE! I’VE GOT TWO BIRTHDAYS UP HERE! MOLLY IS TURNING 18 AND SHELLEY IS TURNING 26! ON THE COUNT OF THREE LETS GIVE THEM A HARD ROCK ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ ONE! TWO! THREEEEEE!” Then everyone shouted a “happy birthday” cheer at us. It was awesome.

After we did some shopping in the Hard Rock Cafe Gift Shop, we caught the free trolley to Navy Pier. We got a ride on the huge ferris wheel and took tons of pictures of Lake Michigan and the skyline. We got off and saw the stain glass museum and walked to the end of the pier for more picture moments. We then walked all the way back and caught the trolley again.

We headed back to our hotel to get settled into our room. We stayed at the Hyatt Hotel, which is a four star hotel, and it was amazing. It had a concierge and everything. Shelley let Annie and I bother him a couple of times. It was great fun!

We went up to our room and Annie and I tested out our bed. We were on the 18th floor and no one below complained about us making too much noise, so that was good. A bell boy brought all of our bags to our room and then we started getting ready to see the city at night.

It took Annie and I a couple hours to get ready, but once we were ready nothing could stop us. We explored the Magnificent Mile which was conveniently just a block over from our hotel. We went in to Aldo where we accessorized! Then we found a T.G.I Fridays and decided to eat there. Annie again told the waiter that it was my birthday and I told him it was also Shelley’s. A little bit later, a whole bunch of waiters and waitresses came out with two sundaes and starting singing the birthday song to us. It was great!!

After we finished our meal, we saw some people getting rides in horse drawn carriages. We decided that would be a perfect thing to do. So we took a half an hour tour. We got to see the expensive side of the city, like Oprah’s apartment. It was pretty amazing!

After that we went to the John Hancock building. We rode up the elevator to the 94th floor. We saw the beautiful city at night. I never wanted to leave! I (heart) Chicago. Oh that reminds me, I bought a little I (heart) Chicago bear in the gift shop on the 94th floor. It was the cutest bear ever!

We walked back to the hotel after that and called it a night. No, we didn’t go clubbing. I really wanted to and I was totally legal but we passed. I don’t think the windy city is ready for my dance moves.

To be continued…

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  1. Comment by Holli | September 1, 2007 @ 12:05 am

    I don’t think ANY city is ready for your dance moves…!

  2. Comment by Molly | September 1, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    oh snap. How about my singing? cause annie, shelley and I sang Chicago the whole Ferris Wheel ride.

  3. Comment by Bryce Rausch | September 2, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    If you think Chicago is good, come to Philly. We had 4 murders on Saturday night ALONE! Welcome to Killadelphia.

  4. Comment by m!les | September 4, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

    If you think Chicago and Philly are good, you should come to Madison. We don’t have murders or ferris wheels! Plus you can dance all you want as long as it doesn’t touch me.

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