Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bucket List: Chicago Trip Part 1

Around the beginning of August, I received a text from a friend asking for my help in crossing off one item from her Bucket List: She wanted to see a Cubs game in Wrigley Field.  Boy did she pick the right friend for this task!  I'm a Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Ernie Banks, Let's Play Two, Hey Hey! Holy Cow! Ryne Sandburg, Mark Grace, Sammy Sosa, Andre Dawson, Kerry Woods, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Fly the W, life-long Cubs fan!  By the end of the day I received the text, I had four tickets 6 rows from third base and a fabulous room that would sleep four in style all for about $210.00 per person!  On September 19 we piled in to Ms. Kathy's car and headed north to watch the Cubs play the Reds at Wrigley Field.

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Have you ever gone into a hotel room and tried every light switch trying to figure out which one you want?  We oohed and ahhhed over this light panel!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Speaking of fun electronics....Yep there is a TV in the mirror!  How cool is that?  Our husbands are in for it because we all started taking notes on stuff like this!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Our fridge was well stocked, but we were of the BYOB mindset and left the goodies untouched. Check out the real freezer underneath!  WOW!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

All of these awesome amenities were down this hallway!  Outside our room, we even had a door bell!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Here we have our two heavenly beds with a choice of feather or foam pillows! We each requested an extra pillow.  No not for pillow fights, but it's nice to have a pillow to curl up to when the husbands are away.

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Ok, want to know a secret?

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

With the points I used while making our reservation at Chicago's Waldorf Astoria, we were able to book a Deluxe Room with Two Queen Beds for $38.00 a piece!  This room usually runs around $500.00! Hilton Reward points, AARP, Senior, AAA, Military and package deals are just a few ways you can also receive a discount on your room.

Once we were settled, we had some time to see a few sights before our game.  Where do four ladies go when in Chicago without the rest of their families???  Shopping of course, but a funny thing happened on the way to the stores..... We found this place!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Oh yes indeedy, we went right on in and sat down where the Coach surrounded us with his pictures on the wall.  You see, I was also a HUGE Chicago Bear's fan from the age of 1 on through the golden years of the "Super Bowl Shuffle" team.  I sobbed when Walter Peyton died, and I still love to watch footage of him playing.   It was just a tad bit before noon, so Ms. Wanda and I thought we should have Bloody Marys while Ms. Kim and Ms Kathy went with more tropical drinks.

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

We were right in the "Gold Coast" of Chi-town, so we walked in or window shopped at many stores just a wee bit out of our budgets, but we did score on some great sales at Water Tower Place!  On Level 7, the girls introduced me to a treat I had never experienced: popcorn from Garrett's Popcorn Shops!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

WOW!  Where has this wonderful place been all my life?

Guess what business is also located on the 7th floor???  Here's a hint.  It shouldn't be too hard for all you Cub Fans out there!

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

Holy Cow!  It's Harry's.  We dodged in there for another sample of beverages and light eating.  I even had my picture taken with the man himself, or at least part of him.

There is so much for a person to see and do in Chicago.  We went up on a Monday and came home on a Tuesday so we had to select one main goal and then see what else we could fit in to our schedule. With watching a game at Wrigley Field as our primary purpose, we needed to squeeze in any other stops as best we could, and it helped to have an awesome home base.  We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, and Peeps, I have to tell you it was a pretty darned near perfect place to stay!

 Bucket List:  Road Trip to Chicago to See a Cubs Game


After saying good-bye to Harry, we walked back to our hotel to get ready for the big game!  

Part 2 will be coming shortly, so tune back in!

In the meantime. I would love to hear about your favorite places in Chicago...


         
   

     What is you favorite place to eat in Chicago?


     What is your favorite place to visit while in Chicago?


     What is your best hidden treasure in Chicago?


Until next time Peeps, have a wonderful day,
and go out there and make a positive
difference in someone's life!





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