After the long weekend in New York, we dragged our sorry, hungover behinds on to a flight to Chicago for the first year associate conference… luckily, we we now high flying on the firm’s dime so we rocked up to the Ritz Carlton in Chicago smelling of booze and looking like death. Naps ensued.
We made it to a Bulls game and had a fantastic dinner out before the conference began. The conference was relatively fun – meant we got to meet all of the other newbies from other offices which was a blast. Between dinner at a steak house and cocktails at an arcade, plus hours of training and information sessions… we were exhausted by the the end of the third day. Here’s just a few highlights:
After the end of the conference, I rented a little red car and headed up north to see the fam. Made my way up to Green Bay and I couldn’t have been happier – pumping up the jams, windows down, sun shining and making my way back to Gram’s for a bit of rest and relaxation (and liver rehab).
After a few days at Gram’s, I went back to Milwaukee – quick dinner with Dad before heading to Mom’s for the last 36 hours of my trip where I managed to get in the essentials: Mumsicle time, time with my bestie, mexican (heavenly), shopping and some serious snuggles with Riley.
Another super quick trip home which is always jam-packed with fun, friends and frantic travel over vast parts of the country. Will only be home for five days at Christmas (trip 4/4 to the US in 2015) so I am glad I got all this extra time in! Up next: Weekend in Dublin!!