Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: It's Over... It is finally Over!

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Over... It is finally Over!

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Downtown Dash is over... time for me to decompress and take a vacation. 

My social media scavenge hunt, Downtown Dash, is finally over!! Planning the event eats up my entire summer, it is not easy, but I have fun and I believe all the teams had a great time too.  I will write a post about the event in the near future, but this post is about what I did after Downtown Dash.

The event ended Saturday, September 10th at 3:00 p.m., we headed to Public House and announced winners just shy of 7:00 p.m. and I was home by 9:30 p.m. and asleep before 11:00 p.m.  I woke up Sunday morning and decided I wanted to stay at a hotel that day to indulge and maybe get some spa time in. I emailed a few people and ended up getting the Loft Suite at The James Hotel. I checked in at 2:00 p.m. and spent the day in my room watching movies in my "theater room".

Loft Suite at James Hotel in Chicago

When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find the room loaded with a wet bar, a sitting area, a separate bedroom area, a theater room with a projection TV and Bose surround system.  My sitting area had a nice bottle of wine sitting on the table - tempting me! And because the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it, I cracked open the bottle of pinot noir and laid around in my theater room watching American Gangster. 

Loft Suite at James Hotel in Chicago

Loft Suite at James Hotel in Chicago

After my movie, I went to dinner at Primehouse (by myself), had the bone in filet with truffle fries. I also took advantage of the Foursquare special and had at Primehouse, a "chefs choice" appetizer with your Foursquare check-in.  The twittersphere told me that the donut holes with various fillings were not to be missed, so I indulged.

The Appetizer I got with My foursquare check-in

Bone in Filet at Primehouse

After my very satisfying and filling meal, I walked around the city taking pictures of Chicago like a common tourist. Just me and my camera walking the streets, snapping photos of tourists, buildings, the "el", the streets and whatever else struck my fancy.

Franklin Street in Chicago

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You can check out all my photos from last weekend on my Flickr page.


Scott said...

Looks like a much deserved night. Great job with the DTD, looks like it went fantastic.

leyla said...

Thank you Scott!! Next year, you'll have to race :)

Marc said...

Congrats on a successful DTD. Enjoy your much deserved rest. One complaint though; you are far too beautiful to have your celebratory dinner alone. Next year we will have to correct this.

leyla said...

Well, that is far too kind of you to say. Thank you.