Kentucky Derby 2014 | Suitcasey

Hello again! It’s been way too long since I’ve shared a travel story. I won’t say that my attempt at the Take 12 Trips Challenge was a complete failure, just that I took a three-month hiatus. I’m going to use a lame excuse and blame my busy work schedule but I’m back with another new trip and that’s all that matters, right?

In a last-minute decision, I made the 5-hour drive from Chicago to Louisville and I met up with my travel buddy Lindsay and a large groups of her friends for the 140th Kentucky Derby. It was my first horse race experience so I wasn’t sure what to expect, and boy oh boy, was it like nothing I could have ever imagined.

Let me paint the picture for you. Continue reading “Kentucky Derby 2014 | Suitcasey”

Take 12 Trips: January

Well, another month has gone by and I feel like I haven’t had a moment to catch my breath. I’ve had a lot of new experiences but I didn’t actually take a proper trip.

Again.

So, like November, this month is going to be all about my mini-trips and what I did with what (little) free time I had. January’s Take 12 Trips theme is FOOD! What are you supposed to do when it’s -45 degrees outside but eat?

My roommate, that you’ve come to know so well, and I braved the polar vortexes (vortexi?) and did quite a bit of restaraunting around Chicago. Prepare yourselves for some food porn. Continue reading “Take 12 Trips: January”

Take 12 Trips: December | Rose Bowl

Hello again my friends and Happy New Year!

My December #Take12Trips adventure was to Pasadena, California to cheer on my Michigan State Spartans in the Rose Bowl! This was MSU’s first time in the Rose Bowl since before I was born and a trip I will NEVER forget. Continue reading “Take 12 Trips: December | Rose Bowl”

Take 12 Trips Challenge: November

November was the first full month since my commitment to the Take 12 Trips Challenge and of course it was a month of complete madness. I started a new job with a Chicago sports team and I’ve been balancing the unemployed-to-fulltime transition with a heavy addiction to college sports. My life has been consumed by sports, but I love it.

So, what was my #Take12Trips adventure this past month? I attended 4 football and 3 basketball games. That’s almost a full 24 HOURS of live sports action plus 24 HOURS of traveling to or from these games.  And I’ve watched so much sports television I balk at the idea of trying to count the hours spent on the couch. Or the number of beers consumed while watching sports. Let’s not go there.

I’m going to give myself a break this first month as a reward for earning a paycheck again and count all of this sports traveling as my November Trip. With a little help from Instagram, here are the highlights: Continue reading “Take 12 Trips Challenge: November”