just a little (but much needed) vaca...

today i finalized the plans and reservations for a little memorial weekend trip to chicago for the bf and i. we will take the day off work that friday and fly out from the twin cities at 11:30. (should give us time to get the kids dropped off at school/daycare and then head for the airport.) we will fly back in to mn around 8:00 on sunday night...which will give us monday to recover before heading back to work on tuesday.

it's been too long since the bf and i had a nice little vacation together. and this one is CHEAP. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that southwest has started flying out of the twin cities. round trip to chicago for about $120!!! can't beat it!!

the bf's sister lives in chicago too, so we will definitely spend some time with her. the bf has never been to chicago and i've only been there for a business trip, so it should be fun. it's always nice to just get away though, no matter what we do!

does anyone have any tips on "must see" or "must do" while we are there for the weekend?


feisty said...

nice! i am extremely jealous.

if the weather is nice: screw Navy Pier and hit the many city beaches! Seriously- for walking, hanging out, reading books. cheap, and easy to get to!

Shedd Aquarium is really cool, but crowded on weekends. Adler Planetarium is also cool- that whole museum park is a neat way to spend a day.

Art Institute of Chicago was cool, a new modern exhibit starts May 6th.

If you are into house furnishings: hit the Merchandise Mart.

A tour on the river- I"ve always wanted to do this.

I loved Grant park, Millenium park, (public art is cool!) and of course the Miracle Mile for some shopping....

Minnesota Girl said...

thanks for the tips feisty! navy pier is the one area i did get to see while i was there and was NOT impressed...