Things could have been worse.
It ended up being Allie, Ben, Candace, Aaron and Lizzie. And me, of course.
So I eventually got over myself and it was enjoyable. I love the city, and the lake, and walking around...so all in all, it couldn't really go wrong.
We got there and walked down the length of the pier. It's a lot longer than initially it seems. And it's just. In the most beautiful city in the world. On the best lake in the world. Yes. I do love Chicago.
So we walk to one end and wander around. We decided to get dinner. Since the line at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. was HUGE, we settled for Joe's Be-bob Cafe, which was really good. After that, we went on the ferris wheel. Whee! The big, huge, cool ferris wheel that I had never been on before. It was awesome.
Then we did a little shopping and hanging out inside the market area. After, it was getting late, so we found an excellent spot on the railing at the East end of the pier to watch the fireworks from. We sat around and waited for about 45 minutes, then watched the show...which was really great. And they had music (all patriotic, of course) playing.
We've decided that fireworks are better with music.
And I have a ton of pictures. I love the skyline! So once I get a chance to upload those, they'll be going on my site, and hopefully linked into my journal.
My kind of town, Chicago is...
And I'm spent.