Our swanky hotel room (Presidential Suite!); how on earth we got upgraded for no additional cost is beyond me!?!
The living and dining area I swear was longer than the footprint of our townhouse.
The bedroom wasn't as enormous, but the bed was the most comfortable bed in which I've slept. Possibly ever. I SO didn't want to leave.
The master bath (yes, we had two bathrooms) was also ginormous and I enjoyed a long relaxing bath with a book our second night.
This was the view of Tuesday's sunrise from our awesome suite. We had a beautiful view of the lake, but it was a bit eerie that it just sort of faded off into the horizon. There was never a real definite horizon line to see.
This isn't the best shot of our view out of the dirty window, but it shows the lake frozen with the newly fallen snow laying atop the ice.
Tuesday afternoon I did a little sightseeing (after a nap in the fabulous bed - I cannot say enough about how wonderful the bed was) while John was still at the conference attending a couple seminars. I only ventured as far as I wanted to walk, and I forgot how much I like being in a city. I find that I do a lot of walking and don't ever mind the distances. I walked a good two or three miles down Michigan Avenue, aka The Magnificent Mile, and didn't bat an eye.
The John Hancock Building
The Farmer and his Wife
The Chicago River
Nathan Hale Statue
The Disney Store (I found a great deal on an adorable Tinkerbell dress for Jillian to play dress-up...tune in later this week for those pictures).
The historic Water Tower at dusk in the snow.
This was a glass sculpture suspended from the ceiling at the McCormick Place Convention Center. I took a bunch of pictures, but these few are my favorites.
And a skyline picture complete with Soldier Field.
We definitely made the most of our short trip, and I want to go back and see more of the city - preferably in the summertime!