Yesterday, we went all the way up the Sears Tower.
And it turns out that I’m not alone in my love for the Sears Towers name:
- The Chicago Tribune joked that the building’s new name reminded them of the oft-repeated “What you talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” catchphrase from Diff’rent Strokes and considered that name change ill-advised…
- In 2009, a CNN article discussed how some Chicago area residents expressed reluctance to accept the Willis Tower name
- A 2010 issue of Chicago magazine ranked the building among Chicago’s 40 most important, the author pointedly refused to acknowledge the name change and referred to the building as the “Sears Tower.”
The author of this blog will also continue to refer to it as the Sears Tower. Long live the Sears Tower!!!!!!!!!!! (Obviously, I have a problem with change.)
Luckily, it wasn’t too busy, and we were able to get to the top without much waiting. Danny and the boys went out onto the Sky Ledge. I looked out the windows, but refused to set foot on the clear ledge.
On the way out of the Sears Tower, you have to walk through two gift shops (of course!) and Jaden and I found yet another pair of the world’s coolest sunglasses.
I’m pretty sure that I should just break down and buy a pair of that awesomeness. I can wear them with my pink fanny pack.
We stopped for lunch at the Corner Bakery inside the Sears Tower lobby. I had the salad trio plate.
Afterwards, we walked around the city for a while. We found a farmer’s market that we browsed, walked down Michigan Avenue, and hung out at Millenium Park.
And of course, I had to grab some free Sabra hummus. What’s better that Sabra hummus? Free Sabra hummus.
We got home about 5:30 pm, and Danny decided that he wanted to go Red Robin for his birthday dinner.
I stuck with the hummus theme and ordered the hummus plate which came with carrots, cucumbers, grilled zucchini, pita bread, and jicama. This was my first time having jicama, which is a root vegetable. The texture kind of reminded me of an apple, but the flavor was pretty bland.
After dinner, my family came over for cupcakes and ice cream to celebrate Danny’s birthday. And the celebrations don’t end there. Tonight, I’m taking Danny out for a date night birthday dinner at the White Chocolate Grill. I have heard great things about this restaurant and can’t wait to try it.
Then, tomorrow night we’re going out to Weber Grill with a bunch of family to celebrate Paul and Danny’s birthdays. After a week straight of eating dinner out at restaurants, I would be perfectly happy if I never saw a restaurant again! Okay, not really, but that’s a lot of eating out. But life will return back to normal when Danny goes back to work on Monday.
Later this morning, I’m going to BodyPump. It’ll be nice to go back to the gym and get into the swing of things again.
Have a great Friday!
Questions of the day:
- Do you like hummus?
- Do you like change or when things just stay how they are?
- Do you get sick of eating out at restaurants?
- Do you miss working out if you don’t do it for a couple of days?