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Anything’s Possible (when you’re on a boat)

July 12, 2014
I don’t know what it is, but anytime I’m on a boat and out on the water, I feel like royalty. (I also kick myself for not having made friends yet with someone who has a boat and can charter me around all summer.) (I also always think of the song “I’m On A Boat” which then, of course, makes me think of Michael Bolton as Jack Sparrow.) (I mean, RIGHT?!)
But where was I. Oh yes, so on Thursday, I grabbed my girl friend Paloma and we spent the morning with the Illinois Lottery peeps for the Anything’s Possible Music Series “Floating Concert” event. In other words, you guys, we spent the morning boating through the canals of Chicago, waving to all of the suckers people downtown on their lunch breaks, and rocking out with a local band, 28 Days. I may have wanted to cry when it was over. 

We could not have asked for a better weather day – it was GORGEOUS. Summers in Chicago are the absolute BEST (and are basically why we all still live here.) 
The band was so good and so much fun. Music makes everything better, doesn’t it? 
Oh, and good people. Good people always make it better too 😉 
Part Two of this awesomeness happens tonight at the JOURNEY concert. (And you all know how I feel about 80s music.) (DON’T YOU EVER STOP BELIEVIN’!) Check back Tuesday for my recap! 
Disclaimer: Tickets to this event were provided by the Illinois Lottery in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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  • I can tell you one thing…there is nothing like this where I live! I'm so jealous! It sound so fun. What a great experience!

  • Sounds like you had an amazing time!! Journey is one band that I haven't seen yet that I would LOVE to! Can't wait to see pictures

  • *swoon* Journey! So very jealous!!!

  • This is so cool! I want to float on a river and listen to music! I seriously need to come to Chicago. I'm missing out. Looks like you and your friend had a blast, how could you not!

  • Your photos are beautiful! Looks like you guys are having a blast 🙂

  • Looks amazing! I'm feeling inspired to go take a boat ride now. Oh wait… I *always* feel like dropping things and relaxing on a boat! But now it's doubled.

  • AHH Journey? I'm officially jealous!

  • Chicago from the river – gorgeous!! I realize that I love cities best from their river views…this would be so fun to do in London!
    What great shots you took and what a perfect day for being on the water and lounging to music 🙂 And gahhhh Journey?? SO jealous!! ENJOY!

  • I can definitely relate to feeling like life is especially good when you're on a boat!

  • We have a boat! 😛 Your day looks and sounds amazing!! Happy memories to cherish forever. 🙂

    Journey!!! I LOVE them…now I'm jealous. 🙂

  • Looks like an awesome day! Spending the day by or on the water is almost always a great time.

  • Loving the pics! Looks like a fabulous time. Chicago is the best 🙂

  • Viewing Chicago from the water is really the best. I really want to go on another architecture tour before we move!

  • This whole boat and band thingy is just awesome!

  • Girl, you have been on the BEST adventures lately courtesy of Chicago! This looks like so much fun, and I love the idea of enjoying music on a boat. It looks like you had a blast + the views were beautiful.