We have lived in the Chicago area for nine years now. In that time, we have enjoyed many visitors and multiple trips to many of the same tourist attractions in the city. Each time the experience is fun because we are seeing it through the eyes of our visitor who is seeing it for the first time.
My mother in law, Sheryl, drove home with us from Kansas last week and spent the week getting to know the daily life of my family. On Saturday, we decided to head downtown for lunch. We decided on The Hard Rock Cafe, which surprisingly, none of us have ever been too. It was a fun, relaxed trip. We pulled up to Hard Rock with the intention of Steve dropping us off and then searching for parking. However, valet was only $12 compared to the $20-25 we expected to pay, so we went for it. It was awesome to just park and walk right in. That has never happened to us in Chicago.
Once we sat down and the waiter came over and enthusiastically told us about all the drinks and the Hard Rock shop, we acted like we were tourists ourselves and would never have the chance to return to Hard Rock. We took pictures, purchased fancy drinks in souvenir glasses and even purchased items from the gift shop! We spent a lot of unnecessary money, but it was fun to just relax and be the tourist who takes in all the fun!