Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chicago


We drove from Denver last Thursday and stayed the night in Kearney, Nebraska. On our way there, we stopped to fill up the car in Julesburg, which is located on the Colorado-Nebraska border and found this amazing little shop called "Wagon Wheel" (see pictures below). It is Christmas decorated and they have everything from hand poured-deliciously-scented candles to unique clothing items, and postcards. If you ever find yourself on the CO-NE border, you have got to check this place out!
We left the hotel in Kearney, NE the next morning around 10:30.... What a drive that was! The roads were busier than we thought, heavy traffic everywhere, and road construction still happening in Illinois (in the fall!), poor construction workers working in the cold and the dark!
The things we see on the road... From people on their ipad on the steering wheel while driving, to people rolling a joint!
We did not arrive until around 6 pm and we went straight to Portillo's.... Have you ever been there? The BEST beef sandwich and strawberry milkshake you will ever have!
After dinner, we went to "Half-Price Books", another Chicago place I love! And then went to my husband's grandmother's house and called it a night.
Typically, we would check out some cemeteries and haunted places while in Chicago, but not this trip. I will get into that another day.
The next day, I asked Mike to take me "treasure hunting", which is what I call when I want to go to thrift stores at upper class residential areas... I found some very nice and classy items that I will show you on here. We also went to a Christmas store, which I loved.
We went to dinner at Riva Crabhouse at Navy Pier.... Amazing food! It was 60 degrees downtown Chicago/Michigan Lake area in mid-November.... Beautiful night! I wore black faux leather Bebe leggings with a red cashmere turtleneck sweater, and a leopard print Cache jacket. Also Donald J. Pliner knee high boots and a hat (see below), comfortable, and sexy outfit.
Sunday morning was time to come home... Victoria's Secret sweatpants and sweater to travel. The drive was uneventful, but we could not resist stopping again at that little shop in Julesburg and get some more candles! Who does not LOVE candles?! And of course, I had to get a poncho to wear this fall, too. I do not follow trends very often, but a poncho, an emerald-green coat and OTK boots are some items I cannot pass up!
We made it home back in Colorado by 7 pm and I am also sharing some pictures of the drive home below.... Lovely sunset!

Wagon Wheel, Julesburg, CO

Wagon Wheel, Julesburg, CO

Wagon Wheel, Julesburg, CO


Wagon Wheel, Julesburg, CO
Downtown Chicago

Chicago Skyline
Me at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL


Navy Pier, Chicago, IL






Nebraska-Colorado Sunset
Nebraska-Colorado Sunset



Nebraska-Colorado Sunset


Nebraska-Colorado Sunset