So much to tell.
So little time.
Cora and her daughter, Gwen, visited me for a week. It was a great time. I know, normally, I take my time and stretch out the Cora posts, but I will be going out of town over the weekend, and I don't think most of this can wait until next week, so here are some highlights:
Bad Omen: I pick a place to have dinner when we get home, and the food is a little spicier than Gwen likes.
Good Sign: I recover by walking us home via McDonald's. Amazing what an order of chicken McNuggets and a couple chocolate chip cookies will do for a mood. Cora reassured me that solving the problem earned me more points than causing the problem caused.
Off to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the Harry Potter Exhibit. That was a hit with both the ladies. They had a great time at the museum. We also got to see some hikers getting mauled by bears,and saw Harland Sanders try to entice a young girl with EXTREMELY fresh chicken. The night ended with pizza and more chicken fingers.
After a lazy start to the morning, it was off to Lincoln Ave and Quake. Quake sells collectables. Cora describes it as "walking into eBay." If you are looking for an action figure, movie promotional item, etc. this little store is the place to go. Gwen, a huge fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, found a few things for her collection, and a new favorite store. Afterwards, we drove out to the suburbs for a quick tour of "Scope's Old Stomping Grounds" and to have dinner with some of my friends out in the 'burbs. And they have a daughter exactly Gwen's age who also loves to read. They hit it off like peas in a pod, and my friends, of course, loved Cora.
Sunday was our "downtown" day. We took the L downtown to see the sights, and boy, did we.
After climbing up (and sliding down) the Picasso statue, and doing a little Ferris Bueller at the Flamingo, and even making our own art at Miller's Pub, it was time for the gals to cool off in Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.