One of the best parts of being a Chocolate Princess is travelling. In June we participated in two trade shows, Chicago and Washington DC, displaying our chocolates to the industry. Although these are working trips and can be very exhausting I absolutely love doing them. After all our work at the trade shows is done, I always try to add a few days in each city to tour.
Since I had never been to Chicago we decided to soak in the complete Chicago experience. We went to a Cubs game at Wrigley stadium, ate deep dish pizza and Chicago style hot dogs, went to the Navy Pier and took a water taxi through the canal gazing at the mesmerizingly tall skyscrapers and my favourite tourist activity, we rode the tour bus.
At the trade show we met a lovely couple, who we now do business with, they live at the top of the Hancock Building on the 90th floor. They invited us to their suite for a drink, the experience was mind blowing. One of the craziest parts of this building was the fact that they had an old building by-law that required every floor need a window that fully opened. Therefore I couldn’t resist and on the 90th floor I opened that window and took pictures of the tiny streets below, it was such an adrenaline thrill when I stuck my head out the window and felt the breeze against my face on top of Chicago!!! Chicago has now become one of my favorite cities!!!
Washington DC is a beautiful city with its manicured streets, beautifully sustained heritage buildings and green grass parks. We didn’t have as much time to enjoy the city as our trip was getting a little long but we managed to visit the American History museum, National Zoo and rode the tour bus that took us by all the spectacular monuments. Every night we took in the culture and ate fun ethnic cuisines! The weather was crazy as they were having a heat wave and the temperatures were 98 degrees F. Washington is a fantastic city full of history with lots to do and by the way, all the Smithsonian Museums are free!
Next stop is Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City for meetings and chocolate school again! I can’t wait to share some of those adventures with you!!!