chicago skyline

We are on a Father’s Day getaway treating Mark to a driving experience at the Chicagoland Speedway.   Big trackside excitement for Mark and my brother.

We were joined by my little nephew!

We checked into our Chicago hotel only to discover they were having a water problem… They kindly made arrangements to move us to The James, a nearby boutique hotel for a complimentary stay!    It was a stylish room with some special treats – complimentary water and Internet service, dimmer switches, Intelligent Nutrients bath products, chocolates and a cozy desk where the creative fun continued.

I packed some string and a few charms to make ankle bracelets with the girls.  We tied a few knots and then we were off to explore the city.


Emma used this adorable heart charm.

I selected an angel wing charm.

Photos of The James Chicago available here if you are interested.