We walked by the river and did some shopping! I had to wait outside only a couple of times when the shop sold food items, like this olive oil and vinegar store.
But for the most part, I got to go in the stores, like Eddie Bauer and Talbots. Oh, the ladies in Talbots went gaga over me! They were so nice that mom just felt compelled to buy something there. Yes, the sacrifice!
We worked up quite the appetite so we headed over to the extremely dog friendly patio at Quigley's Irish Pug...I mean, Pub.
Of course afterwards we were up for dessert so Gampy ran into Haagen Dazs and mom and dad went to Red Mango. And just look at the scrumptious cup that mom got...mango yogurt with chopped fresh mango!
Mango is my absolute favorite fruit and mom shared with me! YUMMY!!
The next day we started out with a good breakfast at Egg Harbor Cafe. Ok, to be honest, we started off every morning at this place. We were quite the regulars by the end of our trip.
I got to nibble on some fruit and each day mom gave me the tiniest piece of bacon...we were on vacation after all! Even that small bite was heavenly!
We also went to the dog friendly Glenview Farmer's Market.
|Come on! Let's go get some food, people!|
After a quick stop back at the hotel to drop off our market purchases, we headed to Lake Forest for lunch at South Gate Cafe. They had such a pretty patio with these large trees creating such a nice canopy of shade.
After our lunch, we drove around to stare at all the mansions. Many of the famous folks and sports people live in this suburb, so there were many spectacular homes to fantasize about living in.
Then a quick trip to Long Grove Village. Gammy wanted to visit a few stores. I was pretty bummed because last time we visited I got a taste of an apple cider doughnut from the Apple Haus, but since going grain-free, mom said that's off my list now. So I just waited in the grass for the shopping to be done.
Gammy and Gampy had to head home to go back to work, but me, mom, and dad stayed a bit longer...and that's when we meet Tiffy and her peeps! Here's a picture of me back at the hotel after leaving Tiffy's football party.
I was just pooped and practically slept the evening away all cuddled up with my bunny rabbit and my squirrely Skinneeez and Cuz not far away. So, you can imagine how great of a vacation this was...and I haven't even gotten to the best part yet. I think we managed to visit all of the dog boutiques in Chicago! I have a new favorite that I'm so excited to tell you all about. Stay tuned for that next!