Friday, July 27, 2012

our anniversary getaway.



Last weekend we headed up to Chicago for the weekend for a much needed escape from reality.  We liked to use the excuse that it was our anniversary, which it was, but we needed to just get away for a couple days.

We had been wanting to do this for a while and I'm glad we finally got to do it. 

Chicago's about a 5 hour drive north of here and although I've lived in Illinois my whole life, I had never really been there.  People from the south really don't like to claim Chicago so it's like being in a whole other state when you're there.

It was a good time. 

We took a bus up there, which I was hoping to have taken the train but waited too long for tickets, so I stumbled across the megabus.  It was less than $80 for both of us round trip, plus it is a double decker bus and it was so neat!

We ate well, walked miles daily looking at all sites and stores, took a boat tour, watched fireworks, and just enjoyed being with each other away from here.

Weekend getaways are so nice, but damn can they be expensive!  Definitely worth it though and I'm already planning my next one (:






 

13 comments:

Hilary said...

That's fun! I love the Megabus - take it up to NYC from DC often and it's awesome.

My Froley said...

I'm glad you both got a well deserved break. We all need one sometimes. I took a similar break last weekend, it was just for one night in a hotel, but it was soooo worth it. The pictures of the city are wonderful,

http://myfroley.blogspot.com/

Live Simply- Live Well said...

So fun! That bus totally makes me think of Vince Vaughn in the break up!
And you look so pretty n all your pics!

emma said...

chicago looks so dreamy, i have a feeling i would love a vacation there!

Stacia said...

So glad you had a great time! Many, many happy years for you both!!

xoxo

Courtney said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I would love to take the train or a bus to a destination, much more fun when someone else is driving haha

Robyn said...

Looks like you had a really great time and even though it's expensive sometimes, ya just have to do it :)
Robyn :)

Emily B said...

I love Chicago! It looks like y'all had fun! That's actually where my boyfriend and I met seven years ago, but unfortunately I haven't been back since.

Sandra said...

I didn't know Chicago looks this amazing! Another city I have to add on my 'places to go' list. :)

Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

I am Megan said...

This looks like such an amazing time!

Janna Renee said...

I LOVE that y'all got some time away! I have never been to Chicago, so I am super jealous!!

The Pink Growl said...

Your eye makeup looks gorgeous!

Nicole said...

I came over from Janna's blog. Ah Chicago how I miss thee! I love your photos. we honeymooned in Chicago.