I am back in New Zealand after a long flight over the Pacific. It’s been great to be back with Luke again and to catch up on our time apart. Today I am writing a big to do list of the things that need to happen before the movers come next Thursday. I thought it would also be nice to recap on my last few days in the States.
On Wednesday I went over to my Grandma’s to say goodbye. We decided to do a little photo shoot for fun.
On Thursday, I said goodbye to Mom, Dad, Natalie, Broca, the cats, and the snow.
I flew from Cleveland to Chicago to spend the night with Jen before heading back to New Zealand. Rob was in Germany for work so it was just the two of us.
I got in around lunchtime, so we went out for lunch at this place near Jen’s called Southport Grocery and Cafe. It was so good.
After lunch we walked around the shops for a few hours. There is an incomprehensible number of awesome jewelry and purse stores in Jen and Rob’s neighborhood. We got hungry again around 4pm, so Jen took me to Rise for a snack. The food was awesome and I wish I could eat there everyday.
After chowing down, we went back to the apartment to chill out before dinner much later that night. I took some snaps of their kitties.
Time flew by and before we knew it, it was time to eat again. For dinner, Jen took me to Sunda a very hip and trendy ‘new asian’ restaurant. The restaurant was buzzing with so many people and the food was just plain amazing.
To top off the evening we went and had a cocktail.
The next morning, Jen took me to Julius Meinl for good Vienna coffee and breakfast.
Chicago was the perfect ending to my trip.