If it wasn’t for the fact that I’m flying to Chicago today and seeing Vishnu, I would probably be super sad (and teary) right now.  My parents left yesterday afternoon after a fun and relaxing week in Miami.  Honestly, I’ve never seen them so chilled out and whatever about everything.  Haha.  I’m so glad they enjoyed themselves and were able to step out of their day-to-day grind.  I’m hoping they make it back at least one more time before we have to move next year.

One of my mom’s requests for this trip was to go to the beach at least once.  Well, her wish was my command because on Saturday afternoon we packed up our stuff and headed to the ocean!

Beach 2 
Beach 3 
This was our 10th attempt at a selfie!


It was nice to get out of the city and sit on the beach for a couple of hours!

On Saturday night I took my parents to Andiamo’s for pizza.  I know what some of you are thinking…”find new restaurants!”  But I would rather take visitors to places I love and more importantly know they will love.  And I was right.  My parents loved it.  I’m sticking to my philosophy!

Dixya and my brother-in-law nominated me for the ALS ice bucket challenge, so I completed that on Saturday evening.  Good stuff!  And for anyone who thinks that this is a waste of water, do a little research and look at the numbers.  This challenge has not only raised millions of dollars but also a tremendous amount of awareness. 

ALS ice bucket challenge 
After my parents left on Sunday I cleaned, went for a run, and caught up with friends/family on the phone.  Oh and I packed…3 big bags!  I texted Roshni to let her know that I’m pretty much bringing my entire closet.  I know I’m going to regret it later but because the next month includes work, play, and London, I didn’t want to risk it!

Anyways, have a great Monday!  I look forward to sharing my Chicago adventures. 🙂

By Parita

8 thoughts on “From Miami to Chicago”
  1. Beach day looks so fun- I’m loving the hat, P! And I’m so with you about the ALS challenge- sure it might be wasting water but it’s a small price to pay given the amount of millions this challenge has raised, not to mention the amount of awareness it has also raise! In the last 2 months, about $41 million has been donated- in the same time frame last year, only $2 was donated..the numbers don’t lie!
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    1. It wasn’t too bad! When I did the Tough Mudder, we had to jump into a huge pool of ice and “swim” across – now THAT was tough!

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