I was invited to tag along to Chicago while a friend went to a conference. So while she sat in a meeting all day long, I got to know the CTA – the Chicago Transit Authority – by way of its trains. The train lines are easy peasy to navigate, including transferring.
First I went to Frank Lloyd Wright’s house in Oak Park.
On the way back to the train, I happened past Hemingway’s birthplace. I’m not a huge fan of him, though I’m thinking of maybe giving him another try.
I also found my way back to Loopy Yarns downtown. I was there last year, so I decided to check them out again. This time I learned the train drops one off a mere block from the store (red line).
The ladies there were super, super friendly and helpful. So I bought some Cascade yarn.
I know I’m supposed to be on a yarn freeze, but two of my daughter’s friends want a hat, and of course, I didn’t have their requested colors. I also love that Loopy Yarns wraps up purchases in tissue paper. It’s a nice touch.
Then I made my way back to the hotel in the rain…
…and I loved it (all).