This 4th of July was lots of fun! On Friday we visited our cousin in Wisconsin. We went to her house and had a BBQ. She has a 2-year-old son that was very outgoing. The hotel was nice too. It had a big pool and French toast and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. The next day we went to see my cousin and aunt in Chicago. We went to her house and she had a nice lunch planned for us. Then went went downtown and explored the city and went to an Asian restaurant called Joyee. We also visited the Palmer house which is a very luxurious hotel. We got to ride the L (train) to the city. It had 100 different drinks. I had a pomegranate icee with ice cream. The next day we swam at the beach during the day and watched fireworks at night.
My aunt’s house is over 100 years old. It was made for little people. The ceiling is really low, I had to bend over several times. The bathrooms are very small and the stairs are very hard to walk up. The stairs are smaller than your feet. If you walk up too fast, you will fall. In the backyard there is a door like the house from the wizard of oz. It is slanted from the ground and props open, leading to the basement. This was originally a farm house but it’s not anymore. Now its in the middle of the city!
Last Wednesday my brothers and I took the train by ourselves to Chicago to visit my aunt and cousin. The train was fun because I got to watch movies on my computer. Once we got there, we got to walk around the city. We went to a french market, and I got to try Belgian fries, mini doughnuts, and a lavender tea smoothie. Then we went to a Greek restaurant. The next day we went to Chinatown, and then we walked on Michigan Avenue. The next day we went to the beach and then went back to Michigan avenue and stopped at Ghirardelli. I got a giant cup of ice cream. We also stopped at the American girl store. Then we went shopping at the Water Tower Mall! The next day, our parents picked us up, but first we went to a breakfast restaurant and I got cinnamon roll pancakes!
I just got back to STL from spending some weeks back home in Illinois. Which was my last. Illinois will no longer be my physical home come July. My parents will be living in Florida, and I will still be in STL. Its a scary thing. I have to make a decision where I am going to go after the fall semester since I will be graduated. I decided to move to Colorado after graduation. To start a new chapter of my life with my boyfriend. Finally ending the long distance. It will be great to be a normal couple. While I was home, he came to visit! Which was awesome and amazing. I loved it. We saw a lot of movies; Godzilla, X-Men, and Captain America 2. Also, exploring the Chicagoland area. Illinois will always be my state, and Chicago will always be my city.
If you are a hockey fan, not matter what team you are rooting for, you know what my title means. It’s that time of year again, and the race for the Stanley Cup is on its way. Last year’s champions were the Chicago Blackhawks — my boys won! This past Friday, I was able to go to game 5, and THEY WON. As of now, you should know that they BEAT THE BLUES. Sorry, not sorry. I love my boys. But back to Friday, It was my first playoff game! The atmosphere was great and exciting. During the game, the Blues fans were trying to get under Chicago’s goalie’s skin by repeating his name, Crawford, over and over again, but right after it would be dead quite. I caught on. So, after they did that I would scream at the top of my lungs, “LETS GO CRAWFORD.” Other Hawks fans joined me too! I made a lot of new friends, all from Chicago. As soon as Jonathon Toews broke through and scored the winning goal in overtime it went crazy. All of the Hawks fans were singing the Chelsea Dagger (our goal song) and “Lets Go Blackhawks” was being said all through the Scotttrade Center. IT WAS AWESOME. This is a night I will never forget! Playoffs are always a good time, BECAUSE ITS THE CUP. My prediction for the last round is Bruins vs. Blackhawks. Yes, I think a repeat will happen.