Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Birthday party in a snowstorm

Steve and I flew to Chicago for my grandpa's 90th birthday party a couple weeks ago.  It happened to be on the weekend of a major snowstorm, think Metrodome roof collapse.  Luckily for us, we flew in while the precipitation was still rain and flew out after it was all over - no cancellations and no major delays.  What luck!

After arriving in Chicago, we did a bit of a bakery crawl, stopping at Hoosier Mama Pie Company for a slice of chocolate chess pie and a whole ginger custard pie.

Next, it was off to Vanille Patisserie for Macarons.

Eventually, we made it downtown to our hotel and caught a bite to eat at an Irish Pub amongst a group of Santa's on a pub crawl with a purpose.

This nice Santa let me get a photo of him with his baby.

The next morning, we woke up to this.  Our drive to Riccardo's for the party was fine, but my parents in WI didn't end up making the trip due to the weather (or, maybe, it was the passengers).

The party was very nice.  We were glad to have made the trip  Here is a photo of Steve, Grandpa and me.

For more photos from the party, click here.

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