Monday, March 29, 2010
Make new friends but keep the old - one is silver and the other is gold!
We had a great trip to Chicago visiting with old friends from Wisconsin. In total there were five couples, with the husbands all employees of CUNA Mutual in Madison Wisconsin, in the early 80s. We now live in various cities around the country but all in the Midwest, so we decided to convene in Chicago. This is the third reunion for everyone but Rodney and me. We were not able to make the last reunion as we were caught in the December ice storm of 200?. I can't remember the years anymore.
Anyway, we stayed at the Palmer House, which has an awesome lobby. Brenda, Pam and I took in the Art Institute to see the Matisse exhibit. Afterwards, we decided we were not great fans of Matisse. Others went to the Field museum and the Planetarium. We all split up and went where our interests took us. We also ate some of the most wonderful food, offered by great downtown restaurants. The highlight was seeing Billy Elliot in the theatre. Nice play with great dancing and music. Chicago is a great time for a get away weekend. Easy city to get around in and wonderful places to visit.