Monday, August 2, 2010

cubs faithful

1) hot dogs at portillos
2) lunch at blackbird - organic pork belly sandwich with fennel slaw, dijonnaise, bread and butter pickles, cucumber salad and garlic frites
3) walking off our two delicious lunches and doing some sightseeing along the chicago riverwalk
4) getting some beer and wings at a bar before the cubs game
5) playing the role of a tourist and had to get a pic with the cub
6) wrigley field packed on a monday afternoon
7) our first cubs game at wrigley field
8) wrigley field scoreboard - serious beatdown but a great picture
9) good times with the cousins
10) home to the chicago cubs since 1916, it wasn't a surprise that devoted baseball fans flooded the ballpark despite a 17 point loss. definitely a great place to chill with good company. perfect way to end our trip.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

it's a line that's always running

1) rj finishing at a chip time of 1:35:46 - nuts, man.
2) nick finishing up at 2:00:23.
3) james finishing up at 2:09:31.
4) mikey finishing up his very first half marathon at 2:13:10.
5) me with my adorable godson, brandon.
6) one of my best dates with my fiance, ryan, at chef grant achatz's restaurant alinea. words cannot describe that experience.
7) stopping for drinks at the peninsula hotel. sad, entertaining then downright uncomfortable was the conversation of the couple sitting next to us. memorable nonetheless.
8) more drinks at the park hyatt on north michigan. not as entertaining of an audience, but spectacular view of the hancock building.
9) a flight of white wines at the sofitel hotel. great way to end our magical night of playful and innovative dining and spontaneous barhopping at the hotel we stayed at on our first trip together to chicago in 2006.
10) ezra from vampire weekend said at one of their concert's in england that the song 'cousins' "is about our two nations [america and england] and how they relate to each other". i, for one, just think this song is absolutely fitting for this post and makes me exceedingly happy!