Monday, February 1, 2016

august adventure: chicago

After I got back from Grand Cayman Island, Emily, Brielle, and I went to Chicago. 

We spent a couple days touring and eating our way through the city!

We visited the coolest candy store ever,  picked up some iconic popcorn, and took a walk down the Pier.


The next day we visited the Chicago Hot Dog festival...enough said. We also visited the BEAN at Millennium. Park.



The next day...was a pretty full day...the Sears Tower (now called the Willis Tower), then Brielle and I went to the Museum of Natural History...then we RAN across town to meet MIA HAMM who is my childhood HERO. {there were only a FEW tears involved.}

This is looking down...over 300 stories up. Barf. 


This is Brielle...picking the nose of the Tyrannosaurus Rex head..its in this box because it is too heavy to put with the rest of the reconstructed skeleton on the first floor. It is the most complete skeleton in the world! {and were acting like classy women around it, clearly}

Since the 1999 Women's World Cup, this woman has been my idol. Emily texted me while Brielle and I were at the museum...about a 40 minute walk from the hotel...and we ran/walked/took a cab to get to her hotel as fast as we could to get a picture with her. It was amazing.



august adventures: grand cayman island

Since this blog is still entitled the Adventures...I decided to fill you in on a couple adventures we had last year.

Grand Cayman Island:

Our first night was SO pretty. This was the sunset at the beach right outside our hotel. 


This is a starfish we found BY OURSELVES! After hiking to place called...Starfish Point. 

So, they drive on the other side of the road's actually quite difficult to do...I may or may not have almost killed us..twice. 

This was an excursion we did that took us to three different places to snorkel and to a place called Sting Ray City. It is a sandbar where fisherman use to dump their extra bait before heading in to shore. The sting rays decided that was a perfect place to camp out to eat the free food and have been there ever since. 

We obviously have a TON more pictures, but these four sum up our vacation pretty nicely. 

best. concert. ever.

For Scott's birthday I decided to buy us him tickets to the Imagine Dragons concert.

We went with Scott's brother Chris and his wife Emily and our niece Brielle and her friend. The tickets we purchased were general admission...for the floor. Which means there was going to be a huge line right? Well, I got to the Energy Solutions Arena at 3 pm that day for our 8pm concert...and waited. Emily and Brielle came a little later and Scott brought me dinner when he finally got there....

The result?

This is where we were standing:

That's right people. The only thing between that stage and me was a fence. THE FENCE. This was my view for the rest of the night: (This picture was taken by fact that stupid arm right in from of him...was mine.)

It was was most definitely the best. concert. ever.