To prevent our Friday from imitating our Thursday too completely, David, in his infinite wisdom, asked, "Is the Bunny Hutch open?" I said I didn't know, but ice cream sure sounded good. Again, wise David asked, "Do you want to go play miniature golf?" Anything to get me off this couch on a Friday night!
We were off to Novelty Golf, which, as those of you who have grown up in Chicago know, has advertised using the same commercial since, oh, 1972. After playing the first course, which I won, David was easily convinced by the cheery cashier to play the second course for half price, which he won.
By the end of the evening, the mosquitoes were out in full force, so we headed over to the Bunny Hutch to get our ice cream. But when we got there, I realized that the Bunny Hutch is not what it used to be. I expected to see a long list of ice cream flavors (I always used to get bubblegum when I was a kid), but the list they now have contains all of ten flavors, none of which were the least bit enticing.
So we hopped back into our car and headed west to the Chocolate Shoppe, which has become known for its annual theme and subsequent re-decoration of the interior. We found many families and kids enjoying their ice cream outside, despite the humidity, and we joined them on a bench eating our double scoops of raspberry rhapsody and black cherry (for David) and moose tracks and mint chip (for me).
It was a fun way to end the week, even moreso because we hadn't planned it. If I had known that in advance, I would have brought my camera, but there are some things we just have to rely on our memories for.
What did you do this weekend that was fun and unexpected?