Sunday we did not have as much time to lounge around as we did Saturday. It was "Meet the Parents" Day.After calling my parents to confirm the meeting time, Cora and I once again piled in the car and hit the road. My parents live in another part of the state, and it's about a 3 hour drive. We chose a meeting place with good food and that was about 1:15 for me and 1:45 for them.
We pulled in to R Place about 10:00, and parked right behind my parent's van. Time to face the music.
I had finally disclosed to my parents how Cora and I met through blogging and not through a dating site. Had to come clean before the big intro. It was going to come out eventually.
Mom and Dad were already sitting in a corner booth when we got there. The meeting went well. Mom didn't ask any questions I was dreading and Dad behaved. We talked about Cora, and her life, but mom also filled me in on family news, etc. All-in-all not nearly as scary as I was afreaded it would be. After breakfast, we all took a walk around Wal-Mart, because that's what you do in rural Illinois to pass the time.
When we got back to my place, Cora and I crashed out for a couple of hours, and then headed down to the Taste of Chicago, our annual 4th of July food fest. (It runs for 10 days surrounding the 4th.) The crowd was decent, even though there were a lot fewer vendor than in past years. I really enjoyed the alligator sausage. Cora was able to sample the Ricobene's Breaded Steak Sandwich that I mentioned HERE. (FYI – If you Google Image Search "ricobene's breaded steak sandwich", that post is the 5th link on the page. I'm just saying.) But I think her favorite was the Eli's cheese cake.
And then came the trip home…