This past weekend I left Bemidji and drove all the way to Chicago for a few days. A friend of mine that I have known since the first grade had her 21st birthday so I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I promised her years ago that I would be there for it. I packed up my car early in the morning and left for the windy city. About 11 hours later I arrived. It was probably one of the longest days of my life. Even though the drive was long and boring, the trip was well worth it. I drank a good milkshake at a diner down the block, played pinball at a cool bar called Replay, and ate some deep dish pizza. This was the second time I have been there in my life and it probably won’t be my last. I’m glad I went for the weekend and I can’t wait to plan my next trip there. It was kind of a bummer driving back on Sunday, knowing I was coming back to school and other responsibilites but it also feels good to be back. It was a nice break from everything but now I’m ready to start the week and tackle all of those responsibilites.