Before jumping on a plane for home we decided to check ourselves into a luxury hotel. We booked the Viceroy and walked into our room and fell straight on to the king size bed and stretched out. Next was the longest shower and bath of my life. So long that Andy actually took a drink in with him. We proudly drained the hotel hot water but we didn’t care.
The Viceroy Hotel right downtown Chicago
Hello beautiful bathroom!
After we had enough water therapy, we walked to find some food. This was not hard because there was restaurants on all the corners and choosing one became our problem of the moment. We eventually settled on an outdoor patio and watched people walk by. Beautiful people who were dressed nice and wore make-up and had designer bags. Men in suits. There were a lot of pretty people! I had a huge salad and was so happy. Keeping fresh produce on the boat has been a challenge and I really miss my big salads.
After lunch we walked and walked. The city alive with noise and commotion. It felt great and somewhat foreign after months of isolation.
Later that night we went to the rooftop bar to have drinks. We chatted with the hip bartenders and I felt like I was dreaming. I even put a little mascara on for the occasion. We had a few drink and then asked for the check. It came to $96. WHAT the WHAT?? Honey, we are not in Kansas anymore. Each martini was $22 and my “house” Chardonnay was $16. Wowza.
The city at night
The next morning we set off on foot to see the sights. Millennial park, Michigan Ave and we took the famous Architectural tour down the Chicago river.
We were exhausted and our feet hurt at the end of the day.
We found some Chicago pizza for dinner.
We crashed after a full day and soaked again in our luxurious shower. Tomorrow we get up early to go home. This was a wonder respite but i was ready to see my kids!!