London will be staying at home again this time. I feel like I am always leaving him to go out of town these days. In my defense, I have only left him 4 times in his whole 18 months of life. 3 of those times just happen to be in the last 4 months. I guess I'm not going to get Mommy of the Year for 2010, and just when I had started practicing my speech too. Oh well. I just can't take him with us. He has a very strict 6:30 pm bed time, that is just not conducive to exploring a new city. Let's get this straight though, he is the one who is super strict about bed time, not me. He gets hysterical if he is not in bed by 7:30 at the latest. There are only so many things that can be seen and done before 6 pm. So London will be staying with his Grandparents (again). Besides I think a getaway with my husband is necessary every few months.
It's not like our trip to Chicago is just a little vacation though. This trip has a purpose, at least that is what I keep telling myself when I start to feel guilty. Mike's BFF is getting married and Mike is in the wedding. So you see, we have to make the trip up there. Can you hear me still trying to convince myself not to feel guilty about leaving London again? I do have to say a big thanks to said BFF for having his wedding in such a cool city like Chicago. If we have to leave London to go to a wedding, I'm really happy we get to have a mini vacay while we are at it.
We are heading up to Chicago (I really wanted to write Chi-town, but I'm not sure if I am cool enough to pull that off) on Thursday September 2 since the wedding is on Friday night. So far we have the rehearsal on Thursday, Wedding on Friday, and Cubs game on Saturday. What else do we NEED to do while we are there? I know we will do alot of eating because let just be honest, I love new, and hopefully good, food. Everyone keeps giving me recommendations for pizza places on Twitter. And while I fully intend on having some Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, I have a little secret. I don't actually like pizza that much. Strike that, I LOVE pizza but I hate pizza sauce. I usually get a "white" pizza or I end up lifting all my topping and wiping off as much pizza sauce as I can. It's a very messy process, which actually would be easier on the deep dish pizzas since the sauce is on top. At least I have that going for me. Hopefully I can find a pizza place that won't spit in my food when I ask for no sauce. Fingers Crossed!
Any suggestions for things that we MUST-DO while we are there?