My youngest sister drove up to spend a couple of days with us. She had a fairly long drive and arrived at mid-afternoon yesterday. She settled in, we had a light supper, and then the two of us hopped in the car for a trip into Chicago.
It makes her sound like a glutton for punishment, right?? Traffic was bearable until we got to where the Tri-State Tollway crosses I88. I88 becomes the Eisenhower Expressway, the first Expressway built in the U.S. From that point to Harlem Avenue, the pavement looked like a parking lot. Youngest Sister did a fine job driving in, and soon we were on Lake Shore Drive.
We were driving to the Lincoln Park area of Chicago to see "Menopause: The Musical." We were both looking forward to a fun night out. As we drove into the parking area, a valet walked up to the car and said, "The show has been closed for the night. The air conditioning is broken."
Talk about dismayed! They gave me a refund for the tickets, and a coupon for 30% off our entire bill at a restaurant down the street. We found the restaurant and had an appetizer and a glass of wine, before heading home.
Perhaps this is a good thing. We hope to lure another of our sisters to see the production with us. This gives us more time to wage our campaign. And, it gave us some uninterrupted time to enjoy each other's company.
All's well that ends well!