Chicago, Illinois here we come... Day song picked importantly from Chicago.. "Come on babe, why don't we paint the town..? With All that Jazz" .. So that's what were off to do.. Paint the town!
After our tyre disaster and the lack of hotel rooms available, we planned to visit Chicago just for the day, much to my disappointment! .. We parked at Navy Pier, which was so pretty! Oktoberfest was on so we went and had a drink with the Germans before deciding that we really really wanted to stay! Managed to find a spare room which meant Chicago for the weekend! Party on...!
Called home to chat and an extremely blonde moment came from my mommy.. I said the rugby is on at midnight here and 7am with you.. She said "oh don't text your dad the scores then cause you'll know before us".. Ummmm.. No mum.. We'll be watching it at the same time, just different time differences!
After exploring and having a wander at Navy Pier, we headed to the hotel to chill out for the rest of the day. I had a LUSH bath, it was luxury, before getting ready to go and watch the Wales v Ireland rugby in the quarters!! .. We got a taxi down to an irish pub... As there is not welsh pubs in America..! The taxi man fell in love with Josie, even though he was like 50.. And he offered to pick us up in the morning and take us to have a BBQ with his family.. Ummm.. Thanks but no thanks!
Soooo.. The outcome of this night out.. Wales are in the semi finals!!! Get innnnnnnnn!!!!! Watching the game in America did make me miss my Cardiff days, as the atmosphere of a welsh win makes me proud to be Welsh!!
Morning came with a beast of a hangover... We stayed in bed for pretty much all morning as we felt hanging! I got up and read Josie a story from the bible because I know how much she loves Jesus in his socks and sandals! Afternoon came, so we got ready and took a very bumpy train ride down to Broadway/Clark street.. This is where our night out began.. At 4pm and lasted until 4am.. Amazing drinking skills from us! Bud lights went down quite nicely, as did numerous cocktails and vodka diet cokes! We sat and chilled in a cute cocktail bar whilst watching Jailhouse Las Vegas... Hilarious and couldn't stop laughing at the skanks! We made our way to another bar which sold $4 mojitos! Amazing news for me! Stayed in there for a couple whilst playing shag, marry or avoid.. As you do.. And i'm afraid to say that Storming Norman actually was both one of our shags at one point.. Best out of a bad bunch in that category! We went to two more bars before hitting up a club.. Was really funky place and literally danced our faces off.. Was crazy times! A guy asked me out on a date and practically begged me to stay in Chicago with him.. Saying that we had a connection.. I mean really?! You can't be serious after just looking at someone. I mean the connection was purely one sided!
Sunday day.. Last day to explore Chicago. We went to Lake Michigan.. I absolutely adore Chicago. It's one of the prettiest cities I've ever been to! You got city life, beaches and country life all in one place! Love it!! We spent the day in the city/beach catching some sunshine.. We witnessed some crazy things... For a start we sat on the grass and three hippy girls started meditating and singing "we are at one with the forest.. We are at one with the forest" ... I actually couldn't believe what I was watching.. Only in America.
Theeeeeeen, we looked down towards the sea.. Well if i never.. A group of guys. All pretty hot bodies.. With.. Wait for it.. Speedos on!!! Not only that THONG speedos on!!! Men should never ever ever be allowed to wear thongs! I couldn't stop laughing!
Now we are on a mission to see my bested bud Obama in Washington DC (that's where the president lives right?) .. Numerous stop offs will be had before getting to to kip at the white house in a couple of days..!!
Goodbyeeeeee Chicago, the pretty city