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.