Friday, October 29, 2010

Ain't Itchin' Anymore!

It's the weekend! I'm back from Chicago after a quick work trip and guess what?

No BED BUGS...despite my co worker's dire warning. (Pause for me to do a "na-na-boo-boo" dance.)

OK, I'm back.

As part of the meeting, we headed to the Lincoln Park Zoo in a's Hannah from Off the Cuff and me in a "self-portrait." I'm usually a hater of my photos, but I think she did a good job on this one! It's a keeper, unlike several others of me that she has squirreled away in her phone or computer...someday I'll find and delete them all...that's a promise.

While at Lincoln Park Zoo, we had dinner in a cool red barn housing the Farm-in-the-Zoo exhibit. Imagine a red barn surrounded by high rise buildings...such a cool visual!

The exhibit was very interactive - even for 30 adults! In addition to an actual John Deere tractor, the exhibit included a cool weather room, an incubator with live chicks and so much more. If you have children and are headed to Chicago, be sure to put this on your short list. No kids? Still a fun way to spend an hour or two.

I was enamored with the oversize eggs below. Not sure why I was...please no psychoanalyzing here.

Got my photo taken in a variety of poses on these eggs (I'm afraid those are going to show up on the most embarrassing places someday), including one with a couple of gal pals.

The trip to the zoo was the ONLY time they let us venture out of the hotel. To be a block away from Michigan Avenue and a couple of blocks away from Lake Michigan and not get to spend time at either one is a travesty! Gotta love business travel!

Happy Friday everyone!

Smart and Trendy Moms


  1. Bed Bugs!!! It's a risk to go anywhere these days, as the infestation is growing everywhere. "Night, night, don't let the bed bugs bite" has taken on new meaning. So glad you escaped unbitten. :)

  2. I other pictures exist of you on my computer!!! I deleted them, remember!

  3. Glad to know you are safe from the bed bugs. I hope you never hear of them again;)

  4. This bed bug-thing is out of control!
    LittleD did a church retreat last week and was freaking out about staying in a hotel because they might be there!
    The eggs look like so much fun! I'm jealous!

  5. Hi! New follower here from Social Parade! Hope you'll stop by and follow back! I'm looking forward to your posts! P.S. I think your last 2 posts are making me itch now too!



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