It was my last week of summer this week. I go back to work on Monday & my new group of kiddos arrive at my door after labor day. In hopes of getting in every last minute of summer's goodness, the Mr. & I headed to Chicago for a few days. So, this week's five for friday is looking a little more like Chicago's five.
The Mr. & I hopped on a train Tuesday morning and we made our way to the city.
We spent the day exploring, doing some furniture looking (CB2, West Elm & Design Within Reach, oh my!) & enjoying dinner with friends that live in the city.
We spent some time just sitting on a bench by the beach. Watching the people
go by & taking in the sights of Lake Michigan. It was pure relaxation.
We visited the bean, we checked out Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show
& we walked around Art Institute.
We took an architectural boat tour through the Chicago River and out into Lake Michigan, which we loved! It was so cool to see the skyline from out in the lake.
I guess the trip wasn't all play. I spent the train ride home working on a new place value unit. Spending six hours on a train working on school stuff somewhat helps to transition you back to reality. somewhat.
Now i'm off to enjoy my last couple days before my work reality sets in.