I am back from Chicago! Thank goodness. Not that I don't like Chicago; I happen to think it is a fabulous town. It's such a good looking city. However, going there for work is quite different than going for pleasure. I didn't get to do much pleasure seeking at all. It was all work work work. I'm lucky though that I was put up in The Palmer House Hilton which is a nice hotel indeed. Here's a snapshot of the ceiling in the lobby.
There were also these beautiful doors in the lobby that had been made by Tiffany himself.
One night I did get back in time to swim in the pool.
But mostly, this is pretty much all I saw of the city itself. A whole bunch of nothing. With the exception of....
..this giant eyeball!!
It was a few blocks away from the hotel. I kept seeing it while I was in taxis. And I really thought it was too good to be true. Who doesn't find intrigue in a giant eyeball in the financial district of a metropolis? So after swimming I walked down and got some pictures of it.
I can tell you that I was the only one talking pictures of this eyeball. I felt like a true foreigner. It cracks me up that the eyeball looks like it needs a few drops of Visine. Someone told me that last Halloween someone put a giant patch on the eye. hah!
Finally, here is a picture of me that I took to prove I was really there.
This weekend I am very excited to be back because The Equine Affaire starts on Thursday! First I am dragging my husband to Pfizer Fantasia on Thursday night even though some people will try and tell you Pfizer Fantasia is just for kids. Then on the weekend I will go and spend hours there. I want to see Monty Roberts, Chris Cox (Bill's fave), and Stacy Westfall. I also can't wait for the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. I always get lots of ideas for my own obstacle courses there. And I bet I'll be able to find some pink fly bonnets and saddle pads! It is going to be great!
But for now, farewell. I have a lot of blogs to catch up on reading !