I recently made a trip to Chicago for a training seminar for the software used by our shelter.
I came a day and a half early to visit my good friend Colleen. Transportation back home was a ride with my coworkers, but the trip down required some planning - so I took the megabus! My experience was positive, and I would recommend it to others.
Colleen and I visited the local botanical gardens - it was so beautiful!!!! Here is just one picture of the dozens of acres that are covered in gorgeousness. It was a very enjoyable day and a half to catch up and just relax.
Colleen was so kind to drop me off at the hotel where the conference was held, and I waited for my coworkers to arrive. Truth be told, the conference was not as helpful as we'd hoped : ( but we did bring back a few useful tidbits to use.