Saturday, December 08, 2007

Chicago Post 2

Sorry guys.... life.

We landed in Chicago with no problems. Lorna and I were to meet up with 4 other gals at the Hilton. On the little map of the airport it looked like "walking distance" HA. HA. A lady from the airport was there to pick up my friend in a wheelchair, she was having hip replacement the following week--anyway, the airport lady double timed it to the Hilton. I was out of breath by the we made it, she of course was not, she does that all day long. Oh well.

Moving on, we were able to recognize the girls we were meeting up. They were all wearing shirts I had designed and sold on at Cafe Press. One of the girls who had arrived about half an hour before we did had not made. She didn't have the airport lady double timing it through the airport. Also, she had to pick up her rental car. The three that had been there a while were getting a little cranky and wanted to leave her. I insisted we wait... there was a mess... but the six of us finally made it to Chilis and had some lunch.

(Lorna, Jaime, me and Cindy)

After lunch we split back up. The girl with the rental car had promised to pick up a couple of the other girls who were arriving within the hour so she headed back to the airport and we headed to the hotel in Vernon Hills.

Beth and I with the help of various people arranged a Meet and Greet gathering in the hotel conference room that night. The hotel staff was amazing in having everything set up the way we had asked and found last minute things for us to use. I made name tags and set at a table outside the room. I loved that job. Meeting people for the first time. There were people from three different message boards gathering. Several members of the board I post at are members of the other boards which is how they got involved (it also helped pay for the room and the catered food which was bonus!)

Me at my little table. Those are the name tags too in the bottom corner, they were really cute!

(Karen, me and Ella)

The night ended with our techy girl (who had a horrible time getting there, her original flight was delayed then canceled) hacking into her computer at home with her lap top and turning on the TV tuner in her computer that had recorded General Hospital that day and let us watch it. It was great! We also watched some old scenes of the couple we all love and adore. By the time we had to give the hotel back their room I was exhausted and ready for bed. Much like tonight. I'll try to do better with the next update.


Aunt Jo said...

Sounds like a whole ton of fun!

We need a road trip some time....
got any ideas??

Uncle Joe said...

I'm really sorry that you had to meet Paris Hilton...
the rest of it sounds like fun..

Uncle Joe said...


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Uncle Joe said...

you liar!!!!

Leslee said...

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Anonymous said...

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