Con: Not being able to take in a birthday treat during elementary school.
Pro: Beautiful weather and endless outdoor activities to incorporate into the celebration.
Con: Friends are on vacation and sometimes miss your party.
Ultimate Pro: Working your birthday into a week-long celebration that incorporates excellent Independence Day activities!
I am extremely lucky to have a boyfriend who understands and supports my need to dedicate at least a week to my birthday. The past four years we celebrated my birthday together, we did the following:
- 2005: Country Concert
- 2006: Wicked, Willie Nelson and Ted Nugent
- 2007: Lakewood, Beach and Fat Fish Blue
- 2008: Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN
- 2009: Kelly’s Island and the Sandbar
This year, we’re heading to Chicago, one of my favorite cities. I’m very excited since I haven’t been there since the fall of 2008, but I’m even more excited about taking Brian, who hasn’t been there before. I can’t wait to show him the (former) Sears Tower, Navy Pier, the W, Millennium Park and more. I am also looking forward to the fireworks shows on July 4th and having a few days away from the daily grind.
Good food, good music, good company. It’s going to be a great birthday.
Any special spots you try to hit in Chicago that we shouldn’t miss?