Wednesday, June 30, 2010

There is no place like home!!

 My husband travels some for business, & if it is a really great place, I usually go along.
 But every year in June, there is a big conference. Always some place great. Last year was San Diego, this year, closer to home, we went to Chicago.

  Our 1st few days there we stayed in a fabulous, I mean fabulous place with a view of the lake. ( & I didn't take any pics of the view ) Then we moved, to a nice hotel, but not near as FABULOUS!!
 But it was closer to all his meetings & we had invited our kids to join us for the weekend, as we had a suite reserved :)
  Every year we go to this conference it falls on our anniversary, this year was 35 for us. A BIG one. So my sweetie asked if we could have something special. "Sure" they said.  Well, I was expecting the "View" again. BUT all they could do was give us a really big corner room, with a view of the city....  
       This is the view that we had....
            Nice, huh??  I watched each day as folks sat in the sun, walked thier dogs... see in the 2nd pic....beyond the fence... there is a spot for the dogs to do thier business :) 
    Imagine..... how fun!! ..... to live there.....  Million + dollar condos, with no maintenance, a place to sit high above & watch the world go by.
        And though we had a great time.... dinner at Morton's, dinner at the Palm, had dinner one night at the Field museum, one night at the Planetarium...... 8 nights was enough

  We came home & I woke up with this view from my bed ......

         And this view......

And though we loved the sites & sounds of the big city....waking up with windows open, with breezes coming in & the birds singing.... there is no place like home

Unless we are up north at the cabin for the weekend   :)


  1. I hear ya visiting interesting places, but LOVE coming home. Great views out your windows.

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  3. Hi Kathy...thanks for posting at my blog...makingmudpie....your blog looks like so much fun! And way to've already got followers! Good luck and have fun!

  4. I so agree...Why is it that I am always so ready to get home? Thanks for the nice comment on my blog...a dollar! Can't wait to see what you do with yours. Blessings, Patty

  5. Hi Kathy!
    Thanks for stopping by and following. Since I just moved from michigan, I have some michigan friend who blog too (they are pretty new also) you might want to check them out. I think you would have some things in common

    I love your views at home! and I do love the Chicago sky line too :)

  6. Hi Kathy!
    Yes, I agree there's no place like home!
    Thanks for stopping by,

    p.s. I'll trade you my windows for your David Yurman ;)

  7. Hi, Kathy...thanks so much for stopping by today.
    Hope you will come often..and..I am your newest follower so I'll sure be back soon. :)

    Sounds like you had a nice time...and it's ALWAYS fun to have our kids around us.

    Even as beautiful as our Alaskan cruise in June was...after 8 days, it was heaven to get back home with MY OWN BED !! :))
    xo bj

  8. I know what you mean about coming home. My bedroom is my sanctuary and although I love traveling, it's good to be on familiar ground again.

    I live in Chicago and I am SO glad you had a good time. It sounds like you ate at the best places...what a great way to celebrate your anniversary! Congratulations on 35 years!! :-)