Side note - my dream came true, because LB
So - Katie and I both got in Thursday night. My flight got in a bit later, so when I arrived, they picked me up from the train station and we went back to LB's place to hang out, talk a lot, snack, watch tv, stay up til 1, usual stuff, etc.
Then LB had to work Friday morning, so Katie and I got up, walked around her adorable neighborhood (Lincoln Square), went to a cutesy coffee shop, and then took the bus downtown to meet her around 1. We went on to do some Chicago-y things in the city. We had deep dish pizza for lunch; walked through an art festival; walked through the Art Institute's gift shop; walked down by the bean and Buckingham Fountain;
Let's digress for a moment to talk about how awesome the weather was in Chicago. It was warm but breezy during the days, and warm with a slight chill at night. Per-fect.
Saturday we woke up (cough, some of us quite a bit later than others, cough) and went to another cutesy coffee shop in the neighborhood. Then we spent the whole day just walking around different little neighborhoods exploring. It goes without saying that the public transportation system in Chicago is awesome. Katie and I both put some money on transit cards and all weekend we just hopped trains and buses with absolute ease and convenience. How nice it would be to live in a city like that...
There were some minor thunderstorms in the late afternoon,
All in all, an awesome weekend! As predicted, there wasn't ever a moment of silence, really, as we got our 6 months worth (or however often we do these trips) of talking in. I'm convinced that girlfriend trips are good for the soul. I came home rejuvenated and only slightly sad that we don't all live in the same city anymore. Until next time, ladies...