Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weekend Roadtrip

I'm back... as promised! With updates on the girls' weekend. Springfield to the Quad Cities to Chicago and back again was definitely a lot of driving, but I had an awesome time with my forever friend. Here are some highlights.

We started early on Saturday by loading onto the charter bus full of church women. Here's a question: What do you get when you combine church ladies and a three-hour bus ride? GAMES! Oh, there were games. Here is how I feel about games, in general.

So the games began. First game... a singing game. Second game, a competitive game. Neither Mandi or I won... Mandi took it pretty badly.

But don't feel badly for her. By the third game, she ended up beating me by one in an all-out battle to see who had the most pennies.

Then, three hours later, we made it. Chicago. Cold. Busy. Fun. Just us girls (Mandi, her mom, and me). Here are a few highlights of the windy city all dressed up for Christmas.

Our long day ended by 10pm. We were all cold and tired. And the whole experience just confirmed my feelings that Chicago is a great place to visit, not to live. All in all... it was a success. Thanks to my forever friend for inviting me along (and thanks to her sister for letting me go in her place). They have a great family, and it was a pleasure to be a part of it for the weekend!


Mandi said...

Pleasure? That is very generous of you. Glad you had a good time. I was hoping that you would have a tolerable time.