“We’re headed to Chicago this weekend,” I told my co-workers, “to see a hockey game. Dave’s and my alma mater is playing his sister’s and her husband’s school at Soldier Field.” That’s where I lost people. Not with the weekend trip to Chicago. Or the love of hockey. At the mention of it being outdoors in February. “You know it’s cold in Chicago this time of year, right?” was the most common response. Granted, I knew that . . . but holy hell, nothing prepared me for the level of cold. Yikes! Here’s our first full day in the Windy City, windchill 4 F. Or, as I would tell my daughters, a little brisk. This 10-on-10 is from February 16, 2013 between 7 AM and 3:30 PM. When you’re done here, go check out Laura’s day.

Morning view from our hotel room

Morning view from our hotel room

Trying to channel my favorite street photographer

Trying to channel my favorite street photographer

Had to stop for some hats . . . some of us did forget them (not me)

Had to stop for some hats . . . some of us did forget them (not me)

Taking a look at the Bean

Taking a look at the Bean

My niece, who just got her learner's permit this past week

My niece, who just got her learner’s permit this past week

Outside the Art Institute

Outside the Art Institute

A random painting that reminded me of a student

A random painting that reminded me of a student

Held it together and did not cry . . . maybe a little bit

Held it together and did not cry . . . maybe a little bit

Humoring me yet again in the elevator

Humoring me yet again in the elevator

A late lunch/early dinner at the Berghoff with a delicious beer flight

A late lunch/early dinner at the Berghoff with a delicious beer flight

The next day was the big game. And sadly, even though Miami University was ranked ahead of the University of Notre Dame, we weren’t successful and lost. All that being said, the seats in the Sky Box were pretty sweet . . . and warm. You seriously did not think I was going to sit out in the cold at Soldier Field and watch a hockey game, did you? Now head on over to Laura Louise Photography and check our her 10-on-10. Ironically, the lovely Laura was in Chicago the same weekend I was.

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