I had a nice deep sleep last night and intended on sleeping in, however my internal alarm clock had other ideas. Thanks to the complimentary Keurig, I had my morning coffee and drank it as I people watched from my window sill. I was ready to go back to bed, but I was encouraged to venture out and get familiar with my surroundings. I’m glad I did because downtown Chicago is a beautiful place.

I walked around, bought some breakfast food and gatorade from the Walgreens on the corner, very nice and helpful people there. I proceeded down the street with people and life whizzing passed me. I stared up at the beautiful buildings and got a sense of history. I couldn’t help but smile as I walked among the crowds, under scaffolds and caught glimpses of old fire escapes that trailed up the old buildings. I wanted to do more walking around, but I hadn’t eaten since before I left Canada, so I stopped and got a sub at a Subway.

I went into the Hard Rock Hotel store to check out the merchandise. (sigh) I wanted to buy one of everything! They had a guitar signed by all the Bon Jovi members and I decided to ask the store clerk a couple questions. She’s a young girl but she was so down-to-earth and since she is born and raised in Chicago she had lots of information regarding what great things there are to see. She recommended the Field Museum, which I’m totally down for, and named a couple local Irish pubs and fun bars. She was adorable and knew so many things that brochures can’t possibly mention.

I will go and chat with her again while I’m here. I just love meeting new people and laughing about how much you have in common with them. I’m still debating on whether I want to go for a drink in the hotel bar later, but I’m chalking this day up as an absolute success!



Some stealth pics :)
Some stealth pics 🙂

2 responses to “Chicago Day 1: Getting Familiar with my Surroundings”

  1. Watercalms Avatar

    What a fun day! Beautiful, crystal clear photos. Feel as if I were there. The Hard Rock bars are very nice and fun. That was were I first had a Key Lime Martini. The glass was rimmed in graham crackers. Delicious! It can be made virgin too.
    I enjoy the memorabilia at the Hard Rocks too. It’s fun to see how tiny Prince is lol.
    Well visitor to the USA I hope you’re being treated kind by the general public.
    If you haven’t seen it, Harpo Studios is a total green energy building to see there.
    Keep having a ball and what a fun blog to read. 😉


    1. StilettoSupermom Avatar

      Yes the staff here has been amazing. My hotel elf brought me extra coffee, shampoo and soaps. She’s a doll. 🙂
      So far, Chicago people have been great to me. I love the memorabilia in this hotel, everything here is like eye candy.
      I will be visiting the Harpo Studios next week and I also plan on going to the Field Museum. I’m glad you enjoy my posts and thank you for the info and for joining me on my journey!


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