Once upon a time 5 friends who went to a small college in Kansas decided to meet in a big City for the weekend.
Unfortunately one friend was asked at the last minute to fly to London to assist with the planning of the Royal Wedding and could not attend. And then there were 4.
They successfully procured CTA transit tickets and made their way through turnstiles (with large bags) to the Orange line then to the Red line with nary a misstep, all the way guided by the friendly natives of Chicago they encountered. The buildings were TALL, the streets were crowded, the shopping was plentiful.
Did I mention the food was delicious? From Quartino's to Hugo's Frog Bar to Giordonos to Rosebud Steakhouse ... and all the stops in between, every bite was savored and we nodded happily over our selections as we moaned with delight. Yes, I know our weekend was composed of less than 48 hours and it seems a lot of eating to do for that short amount of time, but the walking and brisk winds whipped up our appetites. And we went on the Architectural Cruise. Being out on the water makes you hungry, especially when the scent of chocolate is wafting through the air. Its best to keep oneself fortified when in an unfamiliar environment. You never know where the next meal will be coming from.
I was sorry not to appear with my friends in this last photograph. I had an unfortunate accident with my new eye-liner from the make up counter at Nieman Marcus. Darlene did her best to instruct me, I just got a wee bit carried away with the smudging technique. I should be able to remove the eye patch next week.
It was great to see you again Marymount College friends... and it's nice to know that some things really don't change, even 30 years after graduation.