We drove down Tuesday night and stayed at my cousin Lynn's house in Milwaukee. Wednesday we woke up and drove into downtown Chicago and checked into our room at the Homewood Suites. The room had a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom. We got comfortable unpacked and decided to start walkin the town. We walked along the river for a while and then stopped to get a beer at a cafe.
Later we walked to Navy Pier (picture above) listened to some music and just relaxed. Later on the way back to we picked up some sushi and noodles and cocktail makins' and headed back to our room. We had a light super and then left on the L to JP's friend's BG and his girlfriend L's place north of Chicago. We got there around 6:30 and traveled by car to Evanston. There we met L's sister and her boyfriend. We sat lake side for some of the best fireworks I honestly have ever seen. We then went to Wrigleyville for some late night snacks of fries and pie a la mode. It was a great little punk diner with veggie food and a great atmosphere. Overall day 1 ranked at an A+. JP and I were exhausted and fell into bed at the end of the night.
Stay tuned for day 2!