BEA Part One ~Chicago ~My first big city (Picture Heavy)

May 21, 2016 Misc. 14


So I was going to put everything into one post but then I decided there was to much so I am splitting it up into two post. This one will be all about my time in the big city of Chicago and meeting a lot of fun bloggers, etc.

20160510_165135Β 20160510_212208Β 20160510_165730

So as the title says this was my first time in a big city and let me tell you I was in awe of the huge buildings. At one point Michelle Parsons from Because Reading asked me if I liked the Skyscrapers as she caught me staring at them as the Lyft drive drove us around. Yes, I liked them as they were just so huge. Where I am from I don’t think we have anything over about 5 floors…lol.


I landed in Chicago on Tuesday morning where I met Lexxie from Unconventional Book Views for the first time when she came and picked me up at the bus station. Since we have talked online it really never felt awkward and felt like I had always known her (it pretty much felt like that with everyone I met). Later on we meet up with Michelle Mankin and Lisa Anthony , and had breakfast in our hotel. Then it seemed like as more bloggers made it in we pretty much just had a meet, greet and eat day and it was very tiring for this hefty lady, but I sure got me some walking in. πŸ™‚

20160511_202739Β 20160512_194319Β 20160513_193758

I went to my first major league baseball game and it was a little bit disappointing because when we left in the seventh inning to crash the Naudies there had only been one run…lol. So not a lot of action going on at the game, but it was still an experience. At one point though I thought they was going to have to give some oxygen to this hefty girl as I made it up all those ramps and then had to do stairs…lol.

It was freezing at the game…lol.

So day one was eating and greeting and then the other days was mostly filled with BEA and then meeting up for supper with other bloggers. I didn’t really get to explore to much of the city but my time was filled with a lot of fun getting to know my blogger friends. We had tea, ate pizza and a lot of fun!

BEA was exhausting for this hefty lady as I am not use to walking 15,000 steps a day but I kind of got hooked and would like to do another one! πŸ™‚



14 Responses to “BEA Part One ~Chicago ~My first big city (Picture Heavy)”

  1. Berls

    It really was a great time! You have me craving some more of that Chicago style pizza now that I see it in your post. I was fine until I saw it! LOL πŸ™‚ Working on COYER post so I’ll keep this brief…

    • Stormi

      Yeah, it was fun. My brother told me there is a place in Joplin that has Chicago style pizza so I must go explore that some day…lol. πŸ™‚

    • Stormi

      It was a lot of fun and seeing people I talk to online was a blast! πŸ™‚

    • Stormi

      It was so much fun and very addicting. It was great meeting all those I have chatted with online or commented on their blogs. πŸ™‚

    • Stormi

      Chicago was a lot of fun! I was nervous about going to a big city but since I was always in a group I never felt scared so it was easier to enjoy. πŸ™‚ That pizza pic makes me want more! πŸ™‚

    • Stormi

      I hope are paths cross in a future con as well! πŸ™‚ I know a lot are wanting to go to RT in Atlanta and BEA is back in NY next year. It will depend on the amount of money I can save up which one I go too…lol.

  2. chucklesthescot

    I love the way American city skylines look. Living in the UK I don’t have the money to visit all these cities sadly. I have been to Dallas but I’ve only seen the Chicago skyline from the airport! It’s a city I would love to visit!

    • Stormi

      It was really cool, though I wouldn’t mind seeing how the UK looks. πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

(Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.