September 28, 2009
I'm a little late in getting this out but Jason and I had purchased a two-for-one ticket to the Wendella Architecture Tour a few months ago. (Jenee had sent a mass email about the offer through groupon.com) We had tried scheduling the tour a few times but it just kept getting pushed aside but the coupon expired in December and like we'd want to go on a boat tour when its cold! We finally made it last weekend and ran into Jenee and Will standing in line. Not completely random as they had purchased tickets too but totally random considering we had tried to go numerous times and had no idea they were coming into the city. The boat tour was so much fun! This was my second time and you always learn so many fun-facts about Chicago and the buildings, I could do it again and again. Plus it was a gorgeous day to be out on the river. My favorite tid-bit was learning that the Windy City got its name because of the long winded speeches after the Chicago Fire to promote the World Fair being hosted in Chicago. I always knew it wasn't called the Windy City because it's windy so I was glad to finally be able to remember why it got it's name. :) After the tour, we went for lunch at the Trump Towers Restaurant, Sixteen, and sat outside on the patio overlooking the city. (if we stood up) We ended up passing on lunch and ordered a drink as the prices were a bit steep! Being up there just made us feel like we were somebody important! The view was gorgeous and was a special treat on an already special day. Thanks Jenee for the suggestion of both the two-for-one and Sixteen!
Posted by stephanie at 1:09 PM