Nathan had a soccer game on Lakeshore Drive in chicago yesterday. I was dreading going out there--since there was a Bears game and a Cubs game scheduled around the same times we were traveling. But, it ended up not being that bad. It only took us about an hour and 15 minutes, and since we gave ourselves more time than we needed, Matt drove us by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, so we could see where he works, and also see the new woman's hospital that is opening in 26 days. We also drove down Michigan Avenue, and looked at buildings, and people, and restaurants, and other city type things.
I am not really a city girl--I get stressed just driving up and down the streets....but it was a beautiful day, and I wasn't alone, so I dealt with it. I did like being near the lakefront....seeing the boats, and people jogging near the lake, and seeing people lay out on the "beach" was nice. Nathan's game was literally across the street from Lake Michagan. After the game, we walked over and looked at the water a bit.
It is so funny how we live pretty close to Chicago....and I have only been there about ten times or so, in the 15 years we have been here. Matt works there everyday, and knows the streets well, etc. In fact, I was having a canary the way he was driving on Lower Wacker Drive!! I am rather pathetic, really. I just don't "feel the excitement" of the city......I just get uptight and nervous. I am truly a small town girl at heart.....surburban girl, for sure. I am not big on huge wide open spaces, either. I love the looks of it, and the peacefulness.....but I need my local stores, and my neighbors right around, you know? where would I be without my SuperTarget 5 minutes away? :0)