Chicago + (I tripped)

photo-93It’s been a while since I last blogged.  I actually miss taking time to think through my recent happenings.  I am having a blast twittering, but that can only go so deep (plus, when you’re limited to 160 characters, how much can you say!?).  So today, amidst a very busy week, I am sitting at a Caribou and updating you…the faithful blog reader (hi mom!)…about all the things that have been happening in my world.

The “Holidays” didn’t really seem like that at all.  Maybe it’s because I have more responsibility in ministry than I ever have in my life, maybe it’s because during the two weeks I had off (a “break” if you will) I was house sitting for a church family and watching a needy dog, a devil cat, and a cranky bird.  I don’t know, but it was definitely not a “normal” Holiday.

For New Years I ventured to the “windy city” with my friends Daniel, Mark, and Matt.  We took the train, which was fantastic (only because it was my first experience taking a train anywhere.  I resorted to a child who spent way too much time playing with Thomas the Train).  Anyway, we had a blast; we walked around a lot!  I have included a few pics for your viewing pleasure.

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The guys at Navy Pier waiting for the fireworks at midnight.  We met some interesting people down there!

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94th Floor of the Hancock Building.  Navy Pier (where we were NYE) is the long skinny piece of land in the middle.

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I have no clue what this building is.  All I know is that it’s SWEET!

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What would a trip to Chicago be without a visit to the 2-story Apple store?  I was in MacHeaven.

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We got to see the Bean.  We would have seen in the daytime, but we chose not to (ha! more like we got lost on our way!)

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I just love this picture.

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Probably the best decsion (and most fun) was to take the subway around instead of renting a car.  It provided an experience of the city life that very few people experience.  Daniel has a great post called “Take the Blue Line” on his blog….you should check it out.

Well, that’s it for now.  Before I arrived at Caribou I went to the gym to get closer to my goal.  All the treadmills were being used, so I opted for running on the track.  I was cruising.  It felt great.  Then all of a sudden my right shoe decided to venture over to my left shoe and get caught in my shoelace…yup, you guessed it (floor, meet Adam).  I skinned my knees a little, but even worse…I lost my drive to keep running.  Darn.  Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

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