We had a beautiful weekend in Chicago. The weather was nice and warm, and we certainly took advantage of it. My friend was visiting from Austin Friday night, so we went to Big Star with a big group of people. It was a fun get-together, but it took me awhile to recover from those margaritas!
Saturday we took our bikes out around ten and didn’t get back until five. We grabbed some breakfast, ran errands around the gold coast, and then decided to head up to have lunch on the patio at Café Brauer. The food was just okay, but we enjoyed the views. After lunch we walked around the pond, watching the turtles and ducks. We also walked under the wood pavilion (pictured above). I had seen it a bunch of times but never actually walked through it. It’s really beautiful. After the park, we checked out an open house in the area. We’re not seriously looking, but it’s always fun to see what’s out there. This unit had the most amazing sun room off their kitchen, and rooftop rights!
Sunday we went to the gym and swam a bit on the rooftop. It was really hot outside, but we were fortunate enough to get some chairs under an umbrella. It was supposed to rain Sunday afternoon, so we headed home, and then it ended up being pretty nice most of the day. Keith did some homework while I caught up with my family. We finished the weekend making a frittata and watching an HBO documentary.
This week should be pretty busy. I have a couple work trips, and we are trying to wrap things up before heading out of town. It’s crazy to think this is the last week of July. Summer is flying!