after lunch the eleven of us—
britta and christine
deb and josh
lilian and megan
michele and nicole
rick and sue
and i — headed outside to the mini-golf course to play eighteen holes beneath the giant ferris wheel. in our group of four (deb, lilian, rick, and myself, in the photo on the left), rick and i tied for “winner,” with a whopping score of fifty-six. i’m proud of this fact, if only because rick has played the actual game of golf on more than a few occasions.
from the golf course to the carousel. because it was our day off, and because acting our ages was not a requirement for participation, most of us jumped on the carousel. however, due to our actual adult-ness, we were relegated to riding only in a sleigh or on the immovable animals. still good, silly fun.
and on to the wave swinger. megan, sue, and michele sat this one out, which was actually a good thing, because now we have pictures!
at least we were smart about the order of things. we made our pit-stop at ben & jerry’s after riding the stomach-tossing contraption! nicole refrained, claiming to be an “old fart” and not feeling all that hot after getting off the wave swinger.
at 3:30 we headed home, having enjoyed each others' company and one small aspect of the great city of chicago!
we'll be back!