Monday, August 17, 2009

CHI TOWN: My soon to be home

MY SOON TO BE HOME

Ten days ago I took the most unsuspecting amazing trip to Chicago! This is a city that I had been wanting to visit for a long time and finally took the plunge as a last hoo-rah before school started this year. It was so fun to be in a big city again. Here are some of the highlights. I went to the top of the Sears Tower which is the tallest building in the world! It's now called the Willis Tower but the natives don't call it that so I didn't either.

The recently added these viewing boxes which I stood in. I took a picture of what I would have looked like to the people across the way.

However, the highlight of my trip was reconnecting with my high school friend Freddy. He was the perfect host: taking me to lots of fun restaurants, letting me use his bus pass to get around, reliving senior pictures, and making me laugh harder and longer than I had in a long time.

He was also a good sport and went to Six Flags Great America where we had a super fun day riding rides and getting advise on rides from kids. Freddy actually blogged about it too...thecof.com
He is a really great writer and tells a really animated story about out reunion. Thanks for letting me visit, Freddy.

After checking out a grad school program there and falling in love with the city, I have decided to move there! I will be leaving St. George Labor Day weekend and driving across the country to start a new life and adventure in Chicago! I will be able to do all the things I love...MMA, work out and eat yummy Thai food. Chicago...here I come!

6 comments:

Sara said...

That's so cool! We're not far from Chicago (well, in midwest terms, anyway -- it's about 5 or 6 hours) and DAvid's sister lives there. We'll have to hook up if we ever make it up there (or meet up in Nauvoo somteime)!

Brenna said...

I'm so excited for you and your next adventure. You are one of the best examples of a lover of change. You are inspirational my dear! Miss you!

Emily said...

We are excited for you!

Janette said...

hey! don't mind me I was looking on Emily's blog then Tanya's then found YOU! so glad you are doing well. I am excited for you and this big move. BTW, my blog is private (lame I know)send me your e-mail at nettnate@msn.com and I will add you. I would love to keep in touch

Sherrie said...

Hey there. I am not sure how I found your blog but here I am. I used to go to your Mon & Wed class!!! I haven't been since you left!! And my butt shows it....I will so miss your classes you are the best I tell all my friends what a GREAT teacher you are and so encouraging!!
Sherrie
(always in the back row and biggest girl in class ;)..)

Tanya said...

this is so exciting!