Steve and I took our traditional, annual trip this week, this time to Chicago. Although it's a working vacation for both of us, we still manage to relax and have a lot of fun. Steve worked at the conference booth for the first 2 days, while I did my summer and fall/winter school planning. The third day they were short at the booth, so I got don a work Jersey and help reel people in for their presentation. That was the working part. For the relaxing part we read, napped, took baths, went walking, ate out, went to the movies, sight seeing, and caught a Cub's baseball game. Three trip highlights for me were the Architectural Boat Tour (thanks for the suggestion Brooke and Luke!), singing "Take Me out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch with Steve's boss, and the "Chocolate Bag." Steve had this dessert on a trip to Chicago 14 years ago and has talked about it ever since. Now I know why!