Well, I got a big surprise this weekend when Mom and Dad left for an overnight stay at The Omni Hotel in downtown Chicago!
They went with their friends the Serafins (who always find the most incredible deals, and plan the most fun adventures) because it was Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary on the 8th. So they celebrated in style! Here is Dad, looking dapper in their elegant suite:
The hotel was very luxurious and comfortable, and Mom remarked that it was a welcome relief to get a full nights’ sleep without having to get up at 1 a.m. to take me out! The nerve!
I stayed home with Erik and Jamie and had bonding time with the young humans. Erik had to work Saturday, so Jamie took great care of me while he was gone, and was the perfect young master. When Erik came home from work, we had pizza (cheese) and video games. We had lots of snuggle time, too.
Meanwhile, Mom, Dad, and the Serafins went to the famed Art Institute of Chicago and walked around, viewing and discussing the artwork. Mom told me it was a breathtaking experience, and that she wants to go back with Erik and Jamie when they have all day to spend. The Institute does not want pictures taken (the flash isn’t good for the art) but a lot of people didn’t heed the rules. The museum workers were on their toes, telling people “put that away” and “don’t touch”. They really must be vigilant to protect the precious works.
Mom loved the statues from India, Rome, and Greece, and the windows by Chagall, but Dad’s favorites were the portraits by J. Singer. He brought home a coffee mug (such a tourist) of the famous “Nighthawks” by E. Hopper. They had a fabulous time.
Later, they went out to dinner at the renowned “Lawry’s” restaurant. That has been open for about 40 years in Chicago. The restaurant is very old-fashioned, and they served the food from these Art Deco “California Zephyr” style buffet stations:
The weekend seemed to fly by. The humans don’t always get to “play tourist” and we all had a great weekend in our own way. Mom and Dad were happy to come home and see us all, though, and of course, I was a good girl while they were gone, and got the whole human bed to sleep in all by myself! I spent no time at all in the crate.
I hope you all had a remarkable and fun weekend!
Woof! Love, Maggie