Frank said it best. Watch and listen to this YouTube video here.
This was my second trip to Chicago and every time I leave, I keep thinking about my next visit. There's so much more to see and experience. I don't really know where to begin, but it might be easiest going backwards. The BlogHer Conference was incredible. I'll be breaking my experiences up into smaller chunks, so I can try and do them all justice.
Yesterday, was my free day and I was lucky enough to hang out with Suttonhoo . She is one of my favorite bloggers and now one of my favorite people. It's so cool meeting someone in person after learning so much about them from their blog. That's how it felt. Like seeing one of my dearest friends after not seeing her for a long time.
Since she knows I love food and Fox & Obel Market was very close to my hotel, we stopped there for a bit of browsing and a nice lunch outside. The weather was perfect. I bought a little treat for my baking and this wonderful weekend bag. I used to have one similar that I found at Crate & Barrel years ago, but I wore it out. I had given up on ever finding a replacement, but I found it when I wasn't looking!
Then we did a bit of walking around Millenium Park and saw some beautiful sights. There was the Lurie Garden with all sorts of plants and flowers. The Crown Fountain that shows different peoples' faces then spouts water. A waterfall nearby that lots of kids and some adults too, stand under while it collects water then wait for the big gush of water to fall over them and everyone screams with delight. There's also a big reflective sculpture called "the Bean" that everyone walks around and under. It was such a fun day. There was also a really cool flamenco band practicing for a performance. They sounded amazing, so we sat for awhile and enjoyed some good conversation, great music and being in Chicago in the summer.