Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hi Snow, Bye Snow and the Chicago Cold

S and me got away for the first time after our Honeymoon. But it was far from a 'get away' kinda trip, in fact it was a trip with a mission....a mission to be completed only in Chicago.

So we left home at 3:00 am to get to the airport an hour away for a 6 am flight, thanks to the 2 hr security check process. Anyhow the previous night to our leaving there was a warning of a severe Snow storm. We were to get 4-6 inches of snow from 2:00 am onwards. But when we flew out at 6:00 am there was not a flurry to be seen...boy was I happy. I am a person who does not like the cold and was thankful that I did not see any snow.

The flight was peaceful, more so coz I slept thru it, and woke up only when the flight touched down in Chicago. We were greeted with TONS of snow. Chicago was COLD! Everywhere we went I was begging to get inside a building, to get away from the cold. There was a foot or so of snow on the ground,, slush everywhere the wind made the conditions worse by making it feel 10 degrees less than it already was. The only good that came out of it was, that in the Cold my shoes got destroyed and I got an awesome pair of walking leather boots...cute cute cute...I always wanted those :) .....back to the main point of this post now...

Coz pictures speak louder than words (testament to the cold), here are some pictures of the Windy city after a snow storm.

On Arrival




Downtown Chicago




Frozen River - View from our Room



Another view of the Frozen River



Frozen Lake Michigan



Chicago is pretty, I loved it, we even took a bus ride to see all of Chicago (plus seeing the city from inside a heated bus makes it so much better.) Now here is hoping to see the windy city when it nice and warm in Summer

Cheers :)

13 comments:

eye-in-sty-in said...

wow! thanda thanda - kewl kewl !!

Angel's Flight said...

EISI...yup Thanda Thanda....but so not cool!...lolz

Btw...u are tagged in my last post...check that out :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

hey... when did u buy the tickets 4 the trip?

Angel's Flight said...

A month back...and couldn't cancel :(

Smita said...

Awesome!!!! The snow looks beautiful!!!!

That's you??? hehehe

avdi said...

lovely pics..

Angel's Flight said...

Smita,

Its beautiful...but haad hai yaar thand ki!...and why u laughing at me?/ I know I got the eskimo look goin on

Ava,

Thanks :)

Smita said...

Eskimo look??? You aren't even visible ma'am....

Just a hood :D

Anil P said...

It does get really cold in Chicago. Imagine being able to walk across a river :)

Angel's Flight said...

Smits,

Maybe I should put some more pics...aite will do that :)

Anil,

I was wondering too...maybe to walk across the Lake is more possible!

couchpapaya said...

ok was looking for pics of the awesome boots, was v. disappointed not to see them :P

was it something which had to be done at the nbc bldng?? amazing, we made the same trip abt a month ago lol and i was in chicago this summer, still v. windy and soooo NOT warm, atleast if u decide to hang out by the lake :( i loved the city too tho ....

Mama - Mia said...

girl, you didnt tell us what was the mission??

surely not the cute boots?! :p

lovely pics!!

am sure to die in that much cold!!i jsut cant take it!

cheers!

abha

Angel's Flight said...

CP,

Will have to do a post dedicated to the Shoes then!!

I am hoping to go to Chicago in Summer does seem like a nice place.

We were put up in the Hyatt, very near the NBC...so the snap :)

Cheers

Abha,

I know now I think atleast I will put the pic of the boots up next...damn they are cute!! and so comfy!!!

I hate the cold too...where is the heat!!!

Cheers