Exciting news! I am going to travel to Chicago at the end of June.
My Fraternity, Pi Beta Phi, is having their bi-annual convention, and I was picked to go as a member of our Chapter House Corporation. The cost of the convention (accommodations, food & sessions) plus some of my flight down there is covered).
I arrive there on the Thursday evening and hopefully I can meet up with some fellow Edmonton Pi Phi sisters for dinner. Friday morning I will do a little shopping. Friday afternoon I am booked on a Chicago Architectural River Cruise as a pre-convention tour.
The actual convention starts Friday late afternoon/early evening. Then Saturday, Sunday and Monday are filled with meetings, seminars, events, meals, etc.
I leave late on Tuesday, leaving some more time for shopping in Chicago.
It should be fun and educational - plus I get to go shopping in the US. On Friday morning I would actually love to hit up a grocery store, it is one of my favourite things to do when I travel to the United States.
My passport has been updated (it had my old, married last name plus it was about to expire in October) and I have used the trip as an excuse to pick up a couple of cute dresses and shoes. Of course I will wear these outfits to other places (most likely work).
I am counting down the days until I leave (23 as of today). It's going to be great to go visit another city in another country. I love to travel.