Sorry, don't have a lot of time to write today's blog post, so I better get right to it. After a little bit of housekeeping.
Yesterday, I told the absolute truth. I did wake up in the guest room. Did I wake up in there alone? I'm not telling. (Some parts of this VERY public relationship shall remain up to your filthy little imaginations) But you're bright people, I'm sure you're clued in.
The Harry Potter Exhibition – When dating a woman who is a serious Harry Potter fan, and your city is one of the 4 North American stops it will be taking (I don't know what the other 3 are), you get tickets. And let me just say, I have probably seen about 15 minutes of the first movie. And that's it.
And I totally enjoyed the heck out of it. And not just because Cora was giddy as a school girl, and her excitement is contagious. I've seen movie props and costumes before. Most were somewhat disappointing. Not so here. These were the hero props, the high quality, "where's my close-up" props. Wands. Costumes. Set pieces. Really cool. If there's a Potter fan in your house, this is a must.
There are other really cool bits in the museum, like the whisper chamber and the freaky eyed frog in the genetics lab, but this isn't an "Oh The Places You'll See" post. This is about hanging out with Cora. And that's more fun and educational that any museum!
But I think the thing that really surprised her was when I said, "We've got a WWII German sub. Wanna go see it?" I'm not sure what she was expecting, but I know the size of it left her stunned and a little awestruck. (oh be-HAVE)
After years of sitting outside being exposed to the elements, the sub is now restored and enclosed.After (eventually) leaving the museum, (Scope + Cora + Car = Kissing) we head downtown for more sightseeing in Millennium Park, Grant Park, the Loop, Michigan Ave, etc. We had dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant, The Star of Siam.
Oh, speaking of movies earlier, totally forgot that I took her to some of the Dark Knight sights, like where Gordon's funeral parade was, where they flipped the truck (same place), Lower Wacker Drive where the chase scene was filmed, and to the train station with the blue floors where he rides the 'Bat-Pod'.
I am a tour guide.
And Cora did such a spot on job covering the rest of Saturday in detail over HERE, I'm jumping ahead to Sunday tomorrow.