Thursday, December 07, 2006

Chicago

We're currently happily tucked into our top-floor room at the downtown Marriot. It's plush, with a killer view. The trip here wasn't much fun. Chicago had high winds, which delayed our departure from Seattle by almost 2 hours. The landing (in the winds, with some ice and snow on the runways) was terrifying.

The meeting materials promised that we'd be met by someone with a sign to direct us to our special shuttle bus. I was really looking forward to being met with a sign; it made me feel all posh. I was heartbroken - okay, really more like overtired and hypoglycemic - when there was no sign. After a series of grumpy phone calls and much wandering around outside in the shuttle bus center, I finally tracked down the bus. With the delays and the bus hunt, it was rush hour, so it took over an hour to get to downtown.

Since then, though, it's been nothing but lovely. My employer and the Marriot are taking excellent care of us.

Trent found out that an old friend from his college days is playing at a club tomorrow night, so we'll be going to hear free jazz with drums, bass, and trombone (his friend, Jeb Bishop, is the trombone player).

Does anyone know of a can't miss yarn store in downtown Chicago, since I'm here?

2 Comments:

Anonymous TMK said...

Melinda,

Check Franklin's site (http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/). He may have a list of his favorite yarn shops on his blog.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Chloe and Stella send their love. Callie says Meow and Rudy wants to know how he can get more food because his sitter only gives him the designated amount which isn't nearly enough.

10:16 AM  

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