My parents and I love to travel. We often went on road trips and vacations when I was a kid and we have many special memories from those trips. I feel very lucky that I find joy in traveling and that my mom and I are able to take trips together every couple of years. Back in November we went to Chicago together. It was a great trip – even though we got a little lost initially, my mom had a bad cold, and it was freezing! Those things just make it all the more memorable though.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and it was the perfect location to walk anywhere we wanted to go. And we did a lot of walking! We bundled up in our hats and winter coats each day and we made sure to keep a warm cup of Gingerbread Lattes in our hands at all time.
There are more photos that I have to get from my mom. Some days, I admit, I was just to cold to take out my camera. So we kind of traded off. She would take pictures and I’d take a break. Or I’d take pictures and she’d take a break. She has some beautiful ones of the Chicago Cultural Center that I would love to share. If you visit Chicago, this is a must see. It’s one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. It used to be a library – so it had me the minute I walked in the door.
We had such a fun time, that I can’t wait to do it again. It was a long time between trips for us, our last being Toronto in November, 2008. We like traveling that time of year because it’s fun to see how other places get ready for the holidays and we get to regal our families with stories of how cold we were and how much walking we did in spite of it!
Here’s a photo of Macy’s in Chicago, it was so festive!
I’m looking forward to our next trip together and I’m hoping it will be next year and that 4 years won’t go by again with us saying “we should….”. It’s a great time with many special memories and one that I think we’d both love to see happen much more often.
What about you? What was the last trip you took? Any plans to go anywhere soon?