Throwing Caution To The Wind



I can’t afford a vacation but I live for traveling and experiencing new places. It’s what keeps me going as I drag my ass out of bed and off to a job that makes me feel just like everybody else. When I’m lonely and sad because my wife is working overnights I remember we work hard so we can play harder. But with our combined student loans, mortgage, car payments, pest prevention *thanks to my hoarding next door neighbor* hopes of vacationing are slim to none. It’s beginning to feel like a death sentence so we decide to take out a consumer loan and throw caution to the wind. Chicago is an affordable destination during the winter *big surprise* The vibe of the city captivated me as we were shuttled to The Hardrock Hotel. It’s cold, and we’re both sick, but enjoying every minute of this trip. Oddly, Chicago feels more like home than anywhere ever has. Thankfully, I thought to commemorate this journey with a photo shoot.



Image Credit: TK Photography
chicagotriptransitImage Credit: TK Photography


Image Credit: TK Photography


We reluctantly head home, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture we left behind. Thank God for YouTube and Google *yes i know they’re one and the same * Little did we know, the very next year an email announcing a transfer opportunity would bring us back home. I immediately put the house on the market because I was confident she would get the job. She did. Thirty days later I found myself in Chicago with only what could fit in the car.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Donato says:

    I have a long bucket list of Chicago restaurants to visit along with a Cubs game and visiting the Shedd. This article is giving me motivation to get going on these goals 🙂

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  2. dannie54 says:

    You ladies are the cutest! I love it!
    I know all about a city feeling more like home than anywhere else. That’s London for me. Which is why I’m taking my lady there as part of our honeymoon. It’s only going to be a few days but I can share that home with her. And have a similar post then.
    Love everything about this. Glad you’re able to call Chicago home now. We’re happy to have you.


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    1. Dāsha says:

      You’re so sweet Dannie! When is the big day? I’m sure you two are excited. I’ve never been to London but it’s on my list.

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      1. dannie54 says:

        October 22, 2016. We have a lot of time still, and we’re not honeymooning until June of 2017 because the weather where we’re going after London is less than desirable in early November. So we’ve got a bit of a wait but that’s just going to make it even more exciting when we finally get there.

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  3. There are so many places I have yet to visit and I’ve lived here all my life. 🙂 One huge regret – I missed visiting the Museum of Holography before it closed. Yes, there really was such a thing! It was near Oprah’s place and was only open on Wednesdays and Sundays 12-4pm. It was basically a storefront, but I heard it was actually really cool. Ah well.

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    1. Dāsha says:

      You must get out and explore your city while you can!

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