May 17, 2011

Chicago & Oprah

After having a big birthday bash at Sweet Barney's yesterday we took some time off for ourselves. Last night we had a romantic dinner and drink at the top of the Hancock building. See yesterday's post for photo. Today we headed out into the city and checked out Milleuium Park enjoying some of the nice weather while it lasted. Too much rain happening but we did manage to find some rays for a few minutes.

Our next stop was at Harpo Studios to visit with Oprah. Yep, you read tht right. We have been invited to be interviewed by her. She is ending her show on May 25 and wanted to be sure to have us on before it was too late. We had to wait outside for a while until the gate was opened for us to go inside the studio.

Both of us were a little overwhelmed from the cheering of the studio audience plus actually meeting Oprah but right away she put us both at easy ending our case of the nerves. The topic of talk today was can long distance dating work. You see Oprah is in a relationship and many times is apart from Stedman and knew that Barney and I also were in a relationship and having to be apart too. We took many calls from phone in viewers and also questions from the studio audience. Both Barney and I are proof, as Oprah and Stedman, that this can work. Though being together all the time would be better. We were both proud to be part of the last tapings of Oprah's show. What an honor.

All good things must come to an end and now it was time for me to head back home. Barney took me to O'Hare Airport and watched as I went through security. Oprah has paid for me to fly home first class. I sat in my seat looking out the window knowing that I would soon return to this beautiful city for more adventures with my Sweet Barney.

As I flew over the city I looked down knowing that I wouldn't see Barney but knew that he was down there somewhere. Oh, how I miss him already. I am already planning our next visit, maybe he will even travel to my place though there isn't as much to do there as there is in Chicago. As the city got smaller the more the plane headed east I settled back in my seat and thought of the wonderful times we had celebrating his second birthday.

Until next time my Sweet Barney, see you soon!


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! What an amazing day!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, an amazing day! Sleep well.

Princess Jasmine said...

Wow, what a fantastic day you have had. We can't wait to see you on Oprah :) First class too, what a treat :)xx

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

What a brilliant trip you've had!!

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Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh I am thrilled at your adventure and the two of you look SO at ease in that interview.

Long distance will work for you two..I can just feel it. xoxoxox

pee ess that was my mommy above who made a comment and then realised that she forgot to log me into my own account. So here I am again, in my own account. =^..^=

MoMo said...

Oh wow, what an experience!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad you had such an amazing time! Wow!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Graceie we are delighted that you and Barney had a wonderful time together in Chicago. Maybe he will fly over to visit you soon.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Gracie! I had so much fun while you were here visiting! Mom said that next time I should be the one to visit you - because that is only fair! Which is good because it means I already have permission to visit!

I already miss you so much - I am so glad you were here for my birthday - it was the best present I could get!!

Hugs and Smooches


Remington said...

VERY cool!

Katnip Lounge said...

We saw you on Oprah!

meowmeowmans said...

What an adventure you two had. So exciting! Oh, and by the way ... that was paws down the BEST Oprah show we've ever seen! :)

Athena said...

What a wonderful visit you had! Best Oprah EFUR!

ABBY said...

That was some trip!
Thank you for sharing it with all of us.


Father Tom said...

Wow! What a wonderful time you both had. Thanks for sharing it with us!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I know how well they khan work out!

I finally got to meet my Summiiii last November!


PeeEssWoo: Mom said to paw my word: TAXES

The Island Cats said...

Wow! What fun you and Barney had!! It musta been exciting to be on the Oprah show!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you were pretty darned lucky to be on Oprah because Oprah is a DOG person!! MOL! She likes DOGGIES!! She never talks about CATS!
The nerve of that Oprah (but we adore her and are sooooo sad to see her show ending)
Oh and my mom said to tell you that she met my Dad online in 2000...she was in Ohio and he was in Michigan...she moved to Michigan in 2001...they were married in 2006....long distance relationships DO work!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! Wot a FAB time yoo had!

George the Lad said...

Hi Gracie hows it going, thanks for your visit, first up Happy belated birthday to Barney looks like you had a whale of a time so to speak:)
The road we live on is called Hancocks Drive how weird is that!!
have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Cloon said...

Wow, how exciting that was! Gracie, we think you and Barney make the purr-fect couple and know that you will make it even though there is distance because it's obvious how much you care about each other.

Batu said...

What an excellent travelblog!!! Barney and you look as if you had a great time!