Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 142 Good food and the dirty naughty

After an absolutely amazing day doing touristy things, last night we went out for our big feast at Carnivale restaurant.  ♥Much love to JK for introducing this one to me♥- it is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!
We started the night out with a raspberry mojito {delish} and then for an appetizer we had some Manchego cheese with house crackers, almonds and honey...{delish}.  Next, I had the Costilla de Res {braised short rib} with cheese polenta....O*M*G!!!!  Gosh darn it, I was in heaven!!!  Along with another mojito and wowsa! MMMMMMMM!  Joi never got to try churros y chocolate in Spain, so we ordered these and all shared some.  Pretty good.
I was so stuffed I couldn't move when we left there- it was pure craziness!

Joi managed to befriend every cabbie in Chicago that she came across.  This time, we found an Indian man who asked her what her husband called her as a nickname.  He said that his wife called him "sugar cane" when she was ready for "romance time" and come Monday morning she was calling him "dirty naughty".  This had us all cracking up in the cab, back at the hotel and several times today as we remembered it over and over.

Back at the hotel, aches and pains started setting in- the end of the 30s is quite rough on the old bod.  The neck and head and the left foot was just killing me.  We had originally planned to go out and take some night shots of Chicago and maybe hear a little music, but after all of the walking during the day, our meal that stuffed me to the brink of insanity, I was just ready to lay down and relax.  

 Hustley, bustley, Chicago:

Many more pics to come tomorrow.  I'm tired now and need to sleep!


  1. I had so so much fun this weekend. I'm so happy that I got to have my first Chi-town experience with you and JS and of course...the dirty naughty. Thank you for driving, organizing, ,talking, walking, shopping, laughing, goading my mom on FB and taking such good care of me.


  2. LOVE the motion blur. So so good. I need to shoot in RAW and I am happy you introduced me to its wonders. ; )

    LOVE you!!