Boy did we have a weekend! I think I am done with tripping or taking any trips right now. I am getting more tired than usual thinking I can run at the same pace I could before I got pregnant.
I am a little more than 26 weeks pregnant and my tummy is definitely showing now and it is feeling a little uncomfortable. Our baby girl is moving and playing punching games with my tummy, startling me from time to time. So crazy exciting!
Saturday we left for Chicago early in the morning with my mother in tow. She is on the last leg of her stay with us and we decided to take her on a side trip to Chi-town since she had never been. We arrived to a smoggy city with no sun in sight. We were happy because we were planning on doing the open-air bus tours and we had no intention of being hot and sweaty all day.
It was an amazing deal going on Chicago Trolley and Bus Tours because we saw a lot of the city, even more than 2 years ago when we took it with Grayline tours. We had 2 hours of cloudy weather until after lunch when the sun came out blazing with its rays of heat.
We saw the new Marilyn Monroe sculpture that was unveiled 3 days ago and we were amazed at the amount of people. What do you think Marilyn would have thought of this sculpture? It is in Chicago until spring of 2012.
Either way, we toured the city for 12 hours straight, arriving at the hotel at midnight. Whew, what a day! My feet developed new blisters and all I could think of was the body pillow I did not bring with me. Meh!
The heat was excrutiating, even the following day. We visited a PCA church in Chicago that also did not have any A/C but only several fans for the huge church. I was glad I was wearing light clothing. We continued touring the rest of the day but I was really tired by early afternoon and was only thinking of my bed. How sad is that? Well, it was for me becasue I realized that I was not superwoman! Go figure.
We left late afternoon hoping to arrive back home in 4 hours but it ended up being 6 hours because we hit traffic like none other because of an accident. Nonetheless, we finally arrived at midnight, took a a shower, cooled down the house in an hour and finally went to bed. How about that for a quick trip?
While I continue compiling my recipes I want to leave you with a new favorite recipe that a friend passed on to me. She has made this foccacia for us several times and I had been meaning to ask her for the recipe. Here I go feeling a little intimidated with bread-making but I decided I was going to make it.
This foccacia is super easy and super delicious! We have had it with Mediterranean and with Italian food and both times it turned out really great. You can put different topping depending on what you have available at home. You can add sliced red onions on top or tomatoes. I just added Italian seasonings and salt. It was yum!
Make sure to consume this within 2 days.
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