St Patrick’s Day Party In Chicago
Next week is St. Patrick’s Day. Now, I have a bit more German heritage than Irish, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying March 17th and all its festivities. In 2017, before the start of this blog, my friend Rachel and I celebrated with a St Patrick’s Day Party In Chicago.
I should start by saying one of the biggest reasons I LOVE having Rachel as one of my friends is, she is always up for an adventure.
Like a year and a half ago when I spent a weekend in Washington D.C. with her.
She always knows how to have a good time.
This trip idea, to celebrate St. Paddy’s in Chicago, started much the same as any of our other adventure plans… over Happy Hour sushi and drinks.
We were discussing how celebrating the Irish holiday in Chicago was on both of our bucket lists.
One thing led to another and soon we were making last minute plans for a road trip to Chicago the following weekend.
Even picking up Rachel’s friend, Samantha, from the airport.
Crashing at Rachel’s sister’s home provided free room and board for the weekend!
First thing first, when prepping to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Get out the green my friend. Go to Nobbies, Party City, Target, etc. and get yourself a cute St. Patrick’s shirt, hats, glasses, or fun headbands.
Second, remember that you are celebrating in Chicago.
All that fun green gear you just bought, cover it up with a coat.
A heavy winter coat!
Standing in Grant Park gets a bit chilly waiting for the parade to start.
Because of the reason listed above, we did not stay for the whole parade.
Came. Saw. And checked it off the to-do list.
We then found a local restaurant to huddle into, warm up, and chow down, before walking up to the river to see all it’s emerald green glory.
Most of the time a bright green river would turn me off, but there is something super pretty and festive about this one.
Samantha kept us supplied… anywhere we went.
Next we caught a taxi ride to do a little bar hopping.
Is it St. Paddy’s day without a little green beer?
Or some shots of Jameson?
I don’t think so…
So create those travel bucket lists.
Take some last minute adventures.
The memories and friends you make along the way make it all worth it!
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