Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Back from Chicago in one piece (barely). We drove to Oklahoma (gar) to see the in-laws & drop off the kiddos. We jumped an EARLY plane to Chicago to meet 2 pairs of neighbors on Friday and then returned to OK on Sunday. Monday was another painful drive home.

All in all, it was good. One set of neighbors, we won't be traveling with again. It was Drunk Dad and his wife. We didn't think he was drinking anymore, and DEFINITELY shouldn't be! Talk about Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde! Holy Smokes. This idiot's antics came to a head Saturday night prompting our other neighbor to want to "punch him out". Sigh. Doesn't 3rd grade SEEM so far, far away? It's too bad because the wife is great. Oh well.

Friday night we had dinner at Harry Caray's and it was great. We blew the rest of the evening at Mother Hubbard's swilling beer. Saturday I shopped on Michigan Avenue with the gals while my husband and "ok" neighbor golfed. Drunk Dad stayed in his hotel room ALL day due to previous night's hangover. Never been to Chicago before, yet stayed in the room. Yeah. I landed a steal of a deal from Macy's on a Ralph Lauren pant suit and got some more black loafers from Filene's Basement. That night we had a nice Italian dinner and then hit some bars on Rush Street. I'm just skimming over the part where one neighbor almost punched the other and we ended up parting ways with Mr. Hyde & wife.

The next day my husband and I left much later than everyone else, so we had most of the day to enjoy. We had breakfast at Tempo, which was AMAZING. We also saw Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and posse there. We were already seated and they had to wait in line outside like everyone else. Ha!

Then we hit the Field Museum and talked our way into the next available King Tut exhibit showing (they wanted us to wait 2 1/2 hours. No go with our flight!) It was cool but we liked the Evolution exhibit better. I ran into one of my old docs right in front of Sue in the lobby. What are the odds?

For me, the worst part was getting back to Oklahoma to see that our luggage had not arrived. No new suit, no make-up, shampoo, clothes or deodorant. Fortunately, it showed up the next day.

Back to reality! A couple of chiropractor trips and a massage this week ought to have me back to normal and right as rain!

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