Ciroc Party at The Drake Hotel
I personally think this party was totally worth the $155 a ticket price tag. The music was fantastic. There were four rooms to choose from. Drinks were plentiful (and so was the food--we had Burrito Beach for dinner, so I didn't partake. By the way, I don't recommend Burrito Beach unless you only eat the guacamole). And everyone was dancing! My kind of party.
The best part of the night might have been the walk home. I made a point to say "Happy New Year" to each person we passed. Sometimes, I even added "ya'll." Amazingly, every single person said something pleasant back. And we stopped for pink frosted donuts at the Dunkin' Donuts across from our hotel. Did I mention we also stopped at 7/11 for ramen-in-a- cup? Because we did.
|This was at our hotel before we made the brisk walk to The Drake Hotel.|
|A beautiful tree in the lobby of The Drake. Yep, that's my slip hanging out. At least I wore one, right?|
|This was our favorite of the four ballrooms.|
|Party time. This was after the balloon drop.|
|Thanks random people who totally offered to take our picture. |
I didn't even ask. This was RIGHT after midnight.
|Self portrait. Again.|
Museum of Science and IndustryAfter a long bus ride to Soldier Field, we took a taxi to the museum. Total tourists who hadn't yet figured out the bus system. Plus, we were starving.
|I fit right in.|
|There was another cow you could milk.|
|We're so much bigger now.|
|We did a flight simulator, and we were an awesome team.|
When we left the hotel, we quickly realized we had no time for breakfast. Uh oh. I'm a grumpy hungry person. However, the tour was so much fun that I forgot about the fact that I was starving. That is until the second it was over and we walked around the entire stadium trying to find the bus stop. You guessed it. We decided to take a taxi to our next stop.
|Our entry gate.|
|Help! I'm injured. I wore the wrong shoes for the football stadium.|
|Visitors' locker room.|