Trash-Free Legos, Tea and Candy!
I am not a shopper.
Never have been and chances are, never will be.
So how did I end up at on The Magnificent Mile, in Chicago?
Well, first I needed to experience riding on the Amtrak. The year 2016 is all about pushing myself outside my comfort zone, so I am planning something every month that makes me nervous! I realized I had never ridden on the train despite it running through the town where I presently live. If given enough time the train could take me to a zillion cities in the country but I choose Chicago for my February adventure because it is close enough to ride up and return in one day…one very long day. So that is why I bought a ticket and jumped aboard.
Secondly, my 1000 Places to See Before You Die book told me this was going to be worth my time. I have been highlighting every place I have traveled to for years and making note of the date and who went with me.
This is how I was able to stubble across 3 stores selling goodies in bulk!
So cheers to adventures,
cheers to stumbling across some trash-free gems,
and cheers to purposely pushing myself into a state of joyous nervousness.
Oh what a lovely year this is going to shape out to be!