Remember “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan? It’s one of my favorites. Hearing from so many amazing people on the blog has been kind of like that. I LOVE hearing from each of you; answering questions; mulling over your suggestions and even meeting some of you along the way.
Shortly after arriving in Chicago, I received a short message from a girl named Amber. It simply stated that she and her boyfriend had read the article in Power & MotorYacht and wanted to know if we needed anything while we were in the Chicago area. I eagerly showed Tom the message – noting how incredibly thoughtful the message was aaaaand realizing this may be a GREAT avenue for inquiring about suggestions for all of the beauty maintenance I was hoping to catch up on while we’re here.
A few messages were exchanged and before we knew it, we were out to dinner with Amber & Kevin (and even some of their mutual friends); and then out for drinks; and then repeating the process over and over again.
We were treated like old friends and it was so(!) refreshing & fun to hangout with a crew again. As we’re making our departure plans from Chicago, i’m already sad just thinking about our “goodbye” but I’m *forcing* them to visit when we’re in warmer waters in the coming weeks/months.
My Mom also visited! The best thing ever when you’re feeling homesick. No matter how old a girl gets, sometimes she just needs a day with her Mom….Am I right? We shopped and sipped rosé like it was our job. I think it’s safe to say we both loved every second of it!
The rest of our time here was spent in our usual exploratory fashion. Food/Cocktails/Sight Seeing….in that order!
Eataly…this place is GENIUS! Amazing food, wine and shopping all in a gorgeous and inviting setting.
We’re still hanging out at DuSable Harbor for the time being – its raining – and we need to have some work done to the boat tomorrow…but making our departure/next port plans in the next few days!
…off to happy hour!…
P.S. – Tom has UPDATED our Track Our Trip portion of the blog! It includes the exact route we’ve taken, miles traveled, gas consumed and costs incurred as compared with the income received from renting out our house in Baltimore.
Oh! And another side note. We just booked our flights to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November! Anyone else going??