This Thanksgiving our band loaded up to march in Chicago's parade. The day of the parade was terribly cold. We did lots of dancing to stay warm! Aside from the parade, we visited the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. We went on a river boat tour, shopped on Miracle Mile and saw the Blue Man Group. Another highlight was the formal dinner/dance with the other bands in the parade. At the formal, a fellow queen was in attendance: Miss Illinois and Miss Illinois's Outstanding Teen! I introduced myself and we swapped parade stories. They invited me to sit with them for dinner, but I declined and remained with my flag/dance team members. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!