Friday, August 10, 2007

A Play Day In Chicago

This morning my husband and I had a leisurely morning then headed into Chicago. We went to Millenium Park and got to watch The Grant Park Orchestra rehearse Mahler's 5th. It was fabulous. In fact for all of the several hours we spent in the park we could hear the rehearsal....I know that everyone at the concert tonight is in for a fabulous performance.

We at lunch at the Park Grill on Michigan Avenue, just south of Washington, in the park. I had a delicious pulled pork on a huge bun with sour cream and avocado, and an iced tea. My husband had turkey on whole wheat. (Mine was way better). We had a lovely day walking, looking at art, sculpture, urban water falls, and gardens. '

I have a bunch more books to read: poetry by Denise Levertov and Mary Oliver, another book by Judith Merkle Riley ("The Oracle Glass) and Anita Shreve ("Light on Snow"). So.

But, I am mourning a bit because I have to go back to work in 4 days (Tuesday). I've really enjoyed my vacation.

I still have three more Sunday's and two weeks to use, but I may save them for next year and then be able to take 7 Sunday's and six weeks all at once....that would be like a miny sabbatacle

3 comments:

Diane said...

wow... 7 weeks! that would be a mini sabbatical...
I love all that you are reading.
we're really trying to get to Chicago, but there are some scheduling glitches happening...

mompriest said...

ahhh, well. Be sure to let me know if you are able to come down this way!

Gannet Girl said...

I love going to Millenium Park. And I loved going to an evening concert there last summer. Great day!

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