Brrrrrr. It was approximately 100 million degrees below zero in downtown Chicago yesterday, but that didn't stop us from a Very Important Mission: Find a Gettin' Married Dress for Melissa.
Four of us ventured out: Mel, daughter Kirstin, sister Sue, and Me. Momo dislikes cold weather a bit more intensely than the rest of us, and bowed out when she found that we were going to drag her around for approximately 12 hours in the midst of it. We promised not to have a lick of fun without her.
I confess: While fighting off frostbite and running noses and watering eyes that literally froze on our faces, we might have, accidentally, had intermittent bouts of fun.
I'm splitting this blog up into a few highlighted entries.
In The Unofficial Guide to Chicago, there is a section called "How to Avoid Crime and Keep Safe in Public Places." One sentence reads:
Women, keep your purses tucked tightly under you arm. If you're wearing a jacket, put it on over your shoulder strap.This lady took that advice to heart. I admit that she's unlikely to have her purse stolen. Still, it does kind of accentuate her hips, don't you think?
Well, that's all for Part I. Read on, if ye wish.