I was so excited to finally be able to see and spend time with him. We went straight to a really great restaurant called Austin's so he could buy a big ol' steak. Then to the hotel to "ahem" rekindle our relationship :) then off to downtown Libertyville to see the shops and grab dinner. The people in that area are amazing. People kept stopping us to thank Michael for his service, he got a free bottle of water and a restaurant we went to wouldn't let him pay for his dinner. He felt so humbled, blessed, grateful and awkward (he feels he didn't deserve the thanks and he felt weird because he didn't join for the accolades, although they were greatly appreciated). We also went up to Lake Michigan, which was freezing, but awesome to see.
Here are a few pictures from our first day!!!
Can you spot him? He's right behind the flag.
A Squid eating squid.
Well, that's all for now. I'll be sure to post more tomorrow. I miss my honey already, but I'm going to do my best to stay strong for him. :)