I love living so close to Chicago and I try to take advantage of it once a month (I’d be there more often if I could). And Christmastime in a big city is even more fun than usual. The lights everywhere, the decorations on the buildings – even the skyscrapers get into the act with red & green lights shining. Usually I take the kids into the city during the day which means they miss some of the atmosphere. But yesterday a Christmas miracle happened…
we had a weeknight with no plans.
(I’m not kidding, that should qualify as a miracle.)
This seemed like the perfect opportunity to go to Chicago for dinner! The kids could see the lights. There wouldn’t be any crowds so dinner would be a snap and we could linger at the decorated windows of Macy’s on State Street. And thanks to Daylight Savings Time with its getting dark at 4:15 – we could even do it all and be back around bed time!
I am happy to report that my plan worked like a charm!