My sister-in-law and I are in Chicago this week for some long-overdue ‘sister’ time together. I hope each of you share equally wonderful relationships with your own sister-in-laws!
Our ‘first’ hotel room overlooked Lake Michigan. We have a long history together of changing rooms/hotels until we find one that we like. The beds have to be soft enough, the rooms have to maintain the right temperature, the chairs in front of the television need to be comfy, etc. etc. I used to tease my SIL about imitating the Princess in the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea” but have now discovered that the older I get the more I am becoming like her!
The morning was spent shopping at the Water Tower, a seven story shopping mall in the heart of the city. City shopping is a unique experience in and of itself.
The afternoon was spent at the American Girl Place. The American Girl Dolls had a pretty substantial place in our family for many years. My daughters had the original four historical dolls,Felicity, Kirsten, Molly and Samantha. I was surprised to see all the additional dolls that had been added since our American Girl Doll days!
But, I was HORRIFIED to discover that the newest historical doll was one named Julie, a girl who lived in 1974! That was the year I graduated from high school! How can I already have a historical era existing?? Am I that old? Yes, everything this doll had on display brought back memories for me! The American Girl doll people did a very nice job indeed of capturing the seventies. I used to have long straight hair just like Julie and I would have a narrow braid in the front, too!
The absolute BEST part of the day was going to the Cadillac Palace to see Phantom of the Opera. It was wonderful! Our seats were on the sixth row and were just perfect!
Tomorrow will be a full day of museums. No time for knitting!