travels // chicago weekend.

courtesy of my telephone.

[J] & I packed our bags, loaded up the car, and headed east on friday. destination: Chicago, IL.

we were going to spend time with [J]’s family. and so I could attend his sister’s bridal shower. but whenever we make it to chicago, we cram as much as possible into our two short days. so there were strolls through the city, late night cocktails with friends, and early brunches. let’s just say I slept like a baby last night.

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

on our way home, we were quite literally driving into the heart of a massive thunderstorm. dodging tornadoes. not really my cup of tea. then we woke up to snow on the ground. which tends to put a damper on your already ‘monday’ morning. but I’m two cups of coffee in, and have high hopes for this week.

hope you all had the greatest weekend.

happy monday.

from new jersey to illinois.

It took us the better portion of the day to load up our [lovely] cargo van, “move out” clean, & return our apartment keys. we said a brief goodbye to our first us place. [sad].

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and we were on the road by 7:30PM. in our home for the next 14+ hours.

holllller unplanned road trip!

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we stopped for a goodnight snooze, somewhere up in the appalachian mountains. [right by the “highest point east of mississippi” ..says a sign we passed]. we got a nice chuckle out of the difference in accommodations when [J] pulled two room keys out of his pocket. from the W to the holiday inn express ..

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breakfast & an iced coffee stop …

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and we were back on the road.

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we just passed the ohio state line.
chicago we’ll see you soon :)