Worldcon was interesting. Chicago was cool. As six blocks east of mars suggested I hit up Giordano's- Delcioucious! And Portillo's twice-Yum. And wiener circle-Crazy.
The backpacking experiment was a success. I packed the night before.
Black loosing fitting capris
Gap jogging pants-I wore to the airports and used as pajamas
One casual white shirt,
A long sleeve t-shirt
Orange casual shirt
Extra t-shirt that I didn't wear
And a laptop
I never touched the laptop. In the future, I'll only take a laptop when I'm traveling alone. I had to wear the long sleeve shirt twice since I didn't bring a jacket .
I had a long list of why traveling with just a small backpack was great, but I didn't want to bore you so I cut it short.
1. We didn't have pull a roller bag on the train on the way to the hotel
2. Didn't have to pull a roller bag for the half mile trek from the train to the hotel!
3. After we got home, I didn't have to sort through a mountain of clothes and sort the clean from the dirty. Everything went into the dirty clothes hamper.