Last week my husband and I went to Chicago. We took the train there and back, which meant one night on the train each way, and three nights actually in Chicago. Our primary reason for going was so that I could see the city, which I'd never seen before -- I figured if I'm going to be writing about it, I ought to at least see it!
While we were there, we rode the el, visited a couple of former speakeasies, took the architectural boat tour and rode the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, and went to the Field Museum. We also walked around the Loop and a few other areas, and I chose a neighborhood for Ruby's and Genevieve's apartment.
It was a busy but fun three days, and while in Chicago I was very excited about incorporating some of my new experiences into my novels when I got back. Right now I'm feeling a bit of post-vacation laziness, but I know I will find the motivation to start work on my novel tomorrow night at the NaNoWriMo kickoff party!