Friday, August 6, 2010

Pink Luggage Set & Another Chicago Trip

This week surely went fast. I am going home tomorrow. And I am so tired from shopping. Did you ever think I would ever get tired shopping? LOL! My 72 year old sister outlasts me for sure. I cannot believe her energy, she never gets tired. Anyway, for Sightseeing Saturday, I will show you a little bit of my trip to Chicago.


I am linking with Laurie to show you a few of my favorite things at
http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/


and Beverly for Pink Saturday at
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/


I am also linking with the Tablescaper for Summer Sundays at

http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

Go visit them to see more.



Can you imagine how much I bought? I am sure you will after you see my new favorite set and it's pink! We shopped everyday I was here. Boy! Will John be surprised to see me leave with 1 checked in luggage and 1 hand carry and then come back with 4 check ins and 2 hand carries with 2 more luggage and a tote packed inside the 2 big luggage? LOL!


And here's my new favorite! I bought 2 full size pink luggage, 1 slightly smaller and another even smaller, and a tote, so it was a set of 5 bags altogether. You know we are only allowed 2 free checked in luggage with Southwest so I had to put the others inside the bigger ones.


That "lightweight" sticker outside sold me to them. If you are a traveler, I am sure you would understand.




I took pictures while flying before landing to Milwaukee. Isn't that a gorgeous sunset? It rained in Orlando as soon as we boarded so we sat inside the plane for 2 hours waiting for the rain to stop before we took off. I did not mind that at all because I was relaxed just playing Scrabble on my i Phone while waiting, unlike my trip to California when I was sweating and trembling while running between gates in the airport, to catch my flight and still was left behind.



We used to live here in Illinois when the kids were small. They were all born in this area. My baby Angelino was buried here so naturally, the first thing I wanted to do was visit him.




We visited some friends. That's my sister and my 92 year old mom.



This is in our friend's neighborhood. I had to let my sister stop the car so I could get out and take pictures. It looked so pretty and relaxing.




My mom at 92 still plays mahjong and she loves doing it so we played for hours. We went to Chicago the next day.
Summer is always a fun time to come here, it is much cooler that where I came from. John said it was 104 degrees when I called him.





The lamp posts with the hanging planters downtown Chicago are so pretty.






I just love the old buildings there.




We saw the Millenium Park.


I had to attend to some official business at the Philippine Embassy.








And then we went to Macy's to shop till we dropped.



That's the story of my trip to Chicago. I am almost all packed and ready to go home now. I hope you all have a nice weekend. Thanks for coming by and thanks to our gracious hostesses for hosting these fun memes.

31 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Of course I LOVE this post. Can you believe I have never done a post about downtown Chicago. I am so glad you had a good time, I didn't know you were visiting, just Milwaukee. Beautiful pictures, can't wait to see what you bought.

xoxo
Jane

susan said...

Christine-I was just checking flight prices to Chicago--thought a trip at Christmas time would be fun! I did not know you had lost a son. I cannot imagine anything harder. I am so sorry that you have had that kind of pain. Your mom is a young 92! I play mahjong on the computer all the time. I did not know you could play it with more than one person :) Do you play it with cards? Love your luggage and the color! Just rest---you'll feel like shopping again :) Have a safe trip home!

Beth said...

Christine, I am so sorry about the loss of your son. I am glad you had the opportunity to visit.
Your photos are great - I really like your shots of the sunset out the plane window. I like your new luggage too - how bright and pretty and your photos of downtown Chicago are fun. I'm glad you had the chance to visit your sister. She definitely looks young for her age as does your mother. Enjoy your time with your mother. I look forward to your next post. Oh, and by the way, your Rooster party table is just fabulous!
Blessings, Beth

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, I have never been to Chicago. Looks like a beautiful city to visit. Your mom and sister sure look great for their age. Love that pink luggage. That is easy to spot at baggage claim.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

You have such a lovely warm and friendly blog. Your mother is beautiful, you are all so blessed with good genes!! I loved traveling along with you.
have a nice evening

cheeky curves said...

Great colour you pick for your luggage dark colours always get lost amongst all the other luggage.
Your mum and sister looks great

Sarah said...

Christine, glad you had a nice trip to Chicago. Pretty pink luggage. ~ Sarah

Sares said...

love that luggage!I still cannot believe your Mom is 92! Have a safe trip home and Happy Pink!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for stopping by! I love the pink luggage and all of the fabulous pictures. when you said you were bringing home so many suitcases my first thought was the extra luggage charge so many airlines are charging.....I hope you got around that one! Have a safe trip home!

Carol

Rebecca said...

I just bought some pink polka dot luggage this week because it is pink and I never travel anywhere. Thanks for sharing your trip-I live in Central Illinois. Your mom is wonderful-all 92 years.

salmagundi said...

Your mother and sister are charmers! Love the new luggage - that won't be hard to spot in the airport carousel. The pictures of Chicago brought back good memories. I haven't been there for several years. Are you staying home for awhile, now? Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your luggage. Thanks for sharing your trip to Chicago. Your Mother and Sister look great at 92 and 72 years young.

The Tablescaper said...

Great post Christine.The luggage looks terrific and I sure know what you mean about it being light weight!!

Of all my travels, I've never been to Chicago. It looks like a great city. I can't believe you shopped EVERY day. I can't wait to see the rest of your purchases!!!!!

So sad about losing a darling baby - so young. My heart goes out to you for I'm sure although it was a long time ago, it never leaves your heart.

Lucky you for having your Mom and in such an active state!!!!

Thanks for joining Summer Sundays and don't forget to post about more of your shopping treasures!!!!

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

Isn't Words with Friends the best! I feel like I just participated in a wonderful trip to Chicago. Thank you for sharing the delightful photographs. Cherry Kay

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY CHRISTINE,
I LOVE TRAVELING WITH YOU...WE LIKE THE VERY SAME THING WHEN IT COMES TO PHOTOGRAPHS...YOUR MOTHER IS BEAUTIFUL AND SUCH A YOUNG 92...I WAS LOOKING AT HER ANKLES AND THEY ARE NOT EVEN SWOLLEN. MY MR. SIMPLY SPENDS A LOT OF TIME PLAYING MAHJONG ON THE COMPUTER AND WE DID NOT KNOW YOU COULD PLAY MORE THAN ONE PERSON. YOU'LL HAVE TO DO A TUTORIAL ON IT.
I DID NOT HAVE A CLUE YOU HAD A BABY ANGALINO THEODORE...(THEODORE IS MY FATHER'S FIRST NAME) AND THEN 8 DAYS LATER YOU HAD TO GIVE HIM BACK TO GOD. I AM SO VERY SORRY THAT IS A PAIN YOU HAD TO ENDURE. VERY, VERY SAD.
I LOVE ALL THE PHOTOS OF THE BUILDINGS...I LOVE THE SKYLINES OF CITIES.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

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Mary said...

My, you and your family have wonderful genes~ everyone is so youthful! Love all your shots of your visit... I've never been to Chicago~ Thanks for taking me along :-)

Kathleen said...

You are going to need another house, Christine!
You sure are a traveler!
Wonderful pics, and mosaics!
God bless your mom, and Angelino.

Maggie said...

I love Chicago! Great pictures. And your pink luggage is to die for; I'm so jealous!

Sorry for the late PS visit; yesterday just got away from me! Happy belated Pink Saturday!
Maggie @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

someplace in thyme said...

Beautiful Christine, rest up and have lots of fun. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Average Girl said...

What a fantastic trip you had!!! Great story and great photos!

PAT said...

Christine this post is beautiful, start to finish!

Dolores said...

I've only been to the Chicago airport on my was to Israel. Thanks for the tour, your trip looks amazing. Your mom looks in great shape for a woman in her 90's..... you have good gene's.
Hugs,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I am SURE John was not at all surprised at how much you came home with! He probably DID wonder who held your purse for you while you shopped! Love your new pink luggage. If anyone needs lightweight luggage, it is definitely a tiny traveler like you. Your mom amazes me. She looks great. Wonderful photos of California. I didn't know you had lost an infant son. I'm so sorry. What a beautiful cemetery to visit. Thank you for linking to Fav. Things Sat. (I'm late getting here, because our granddaughter had a horseback riding accident and was taken to the hospital in Memphis on Fri. She's fine now and got home this afternoon, but it did put me behind on my blog visiting). laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks again for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm so sorry about your baby...I'm glad you got to visit. Love the luggage and it was fun seeing the Chicago pictures. We love Chicago (to visit...small towns to live) and we used to go all the time when we lived only 100 miles away. Now, we tend to head to St. Louis when we want city life. There is nothing quite like Michigan Ave.!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

How wonderful that your Mother is so healthy, at the age of 92! I believe that she came home with you, and is spending time at your home now... If I remember what you said before.

Gentle hugs...

Ellie said...

What a fun trip!

Shannon said...

What a special blessing to have your Mother at 92. Glad that you enjoyed Chicago!

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christina my love...you simply lead a charmed life! What fun you have with this life! Your posts always make me smile...and you give me a chance to see things I would never otherwise see. When young we never had the money to travel..and now..husband just will not do it. My friend that I found on "facebook" goes on her own and has invited me. Perhaps I will join her!2:) Should I?
Sweet husband needs me now..but when he is well and going full steam...I think I will take a few trips. My friend has been everywhere..China, Japan, the Phillipines, everywhere...such an adventurer. And..she is alone and is 72 years old.
Isn't that amazing?

Traci said...

I know how happy you must have been to visit your baby boys grave. What a special time.

I love that pink luggage. It's just too cute!

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