Flashback to last Wednesday around 2pm. Brandon messages me that he has something to discuss and that he’s coming up to my office (I work on the floor above him) and here I’m thinkin’ dangit, what’s he up to and what’s happening?
He comes upstairs and proposes that we hit the road to Chicago Friday afternoon and go to both Cubs games on the weekend. WHOA. WHAT? OKAY!
So I was in. Plus, ROOOOAD TRIP! I’ve never driven to or from Chicago before (and gotta say, it’s actually not as bad as I thought)!
We left around 3pm Friday, stopped at Chipotle in Des Moines (of course) and landed in Chi City around 11:30pm. I got the vibe that the hotel we were staying at was in a business district so we were striking out left and right trying to find a place to get a drink around midnight, but we were on a mission.
We ended up finding our way to CityScape Bar in a randomly really fancy Holiday Inn. I was impressed.
Breakfast and time to PARRRRTAY! We make our way to the Signature Room on the 95th and enjoy overly priced $16 cocktails…
WORTH IT, THOUGH.
Also: I really think you get buzzed up there because you’re so high up. I was only a few sips in and felt a little somethin’. Maybe it was just that Chicago feeling 😉
Makin’ our way to Kirkwood for the Husker game! For those unfamiliar, Kirkwood is one of the Husker alumni bars in Chicago, also happens to be the Indiana basketball alumni bar… awkwarddd
Next up, the first quarter. Um, can I just say that was some of the best minutes of my life? Can we always play like the first quarter?!! I was so amped up I bought a boot. Couldn’t resist. (I also did not drink most of this).
YOU GUYS WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.
So here we are just completely lovin’ life, with a boot filled with beer, what more could we possibly want? Uh, I DNK – how about TIM MILES WALKING INTO THE BAR.
No joke. Tim and his wife came into the bar. I knew in that moment that this would be one of the most special days of my life.
Sadly, I do not have a pic, but we did chat with him and his wife. I just wanted to feel cool and not ask for a pic, ya know what I mean? Also, he told Brandon and I that he has this picture of us from when Brandon proposed to me with a ball signed by him. WE HAVE OFFICIALLY MADE LIFE SUCCESSFUL, MY FRIENDS!!
The game started to get a little crummy but my spirits were still as high as the Signature Lounge on the 95th. So we made our way towards Wrigley Field and watched the rest of the Husker game at the other Husker alumni bar, Rockwood Place.
Tensions were starting to run high. Nebraska was not looking so hot, but I was doing juuuust fine. Had a drink in my hand and was in Chicago. Plus, the Cubs hadn’t even played yet! But then, the miracle happened. WE WON.
So we took our pride with us down to the Cubby Bear for one last drank before heading into Wrigley, then life waved its wand and made magic happen again…
A Jimmy John’s promoter was handing out free JJ’s and HATS! HATS YOU GUYS! Like legit Jimmy John’s hats. We were so happy, you have no idea. Also, they were quality New Era hats! WHAT? So… we have a Husker win, talked to Tim Miles, and now this? OKAY!
(Yes, we were actually this pumped up about JJ…)
First Cubs game of the weekend. LEGGO!
What a fun game! Thoroughly enjoyed this one – and that Grand Slam in the 8th. AMAZING.
SNAP CHAT FILTERS DESERVE A “W” TOO!
While I struggled through the day a bit (thanks ‘skers and Cubs), we still had a good time IN A BOAT!
You can rent little electric boats on the hour at Chicago Boat Rental! It up to holds 10 peeps and I hear you can usually find a 50% discount during the weekdays!
Look at how small that little thing was! haha! This wasn’t our boat, but someone else renting the same one:
Bub City brunch. I sustained from the booze and ordered mac n’ cheese instead. My body just couldn’t handle.
Afterward, we were all feeling the wrath that Chicago gave us and took a quick nap at the hotel. No. Shame.
Made our way to the Cubs game and got ourselves Giordano’s pizza. P.S. Did you know that all food is 25% off an hour before the game starts? Boom!
The game didn’t quite end as good as we hoped.
Next up: Drive back to Lincoln. I slept the entire way, landed in Lincoln around 7am, got ready for work and was back in the office within the hour.
WHAT. A. GOOD. TIME.
Cheers to next weekend!