Julie and I just got back from Chicago - sorry we missed the teamFIRE shindig. We had a good time listening to music, shopping, and eating. Some of the concerts at the conference were in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton and Towers - same ballroom and hotel as the final scene in the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive.
Food is always a highlight when we go to Chicago - on Saturday before heading home we ate lunch at Heaven on Seven. Great Cajun food - and the famous wall of hot sauce. If you can bring in hot sauce that they don't have on the wall, dinner for two is free. I need to get some riding in over Christmas break to work off the extra lbs.