Saturday, October 08, 2005

Greetings From Glencoe, Illinois!

I'm sitting in a Starbucks in Glencoe, Illinois with Jo the mother-in-law at 11:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Mrs. TBF is having her hair cut, Jo just drank a Frappucino, and I'm blogging away.
I'm happy to report that the flight on BA went very well except for the fact that the business class seats on BA aren't big enough for TBF.
Sorry...I just had to tell Jo to "zip it for eight minutes while I blog"...where was I?
The seats of BA go flat, but if you're over six-feet tall...forget about it! I slept for about 10 minutes, Mrs. TBF slept for about 90 minutes...all is well.
The flight went by very quickly, and without any gastrointestinal distress on my part - which was a very good thing indeed.
The first stop after the airport was my sister Diana's house where we saw my parents, our nephew Finn (I wrestled with him for a couple of hours), and our new niece Sinead. My dad drove me to the car rental place, I negotiated a better deal than I booked on a Chrysler Pacifica (which I had never heard of/or seen before), and then we went to Jo's house.
After freshening up at Jo's, we went to a local mall where we made a few purchases off of our "U.S. shopping list", including: DVDs, underwear, Bose noise-reduction headphones, and some books and magazines.
Then, we went out to a terrific sushi dinner with Jo, Perry (Mrs. TBF's brother) and Renee (our sister-in-law) at an old favorite of ours - Kobe East Sushi Bar. It was FANTASTIC!!!!! Jo thought it was incredibly expensive, but we thought it was incredibly cheap - especially when compared to Swiss prices. We gorged, and it cost $175.00 for five people. Amazing!!!
We went to sleep at 9:30 p.m. with happy tummies, and we woke up at 5:45 a.m. this morning. Not too bad!
So, now, like I said, we're in a Starbucks. After Mrs. TBF's haircut, she'll check her e-mail and then we'll be off for more shopping. Tonight we're going to go out to celebrate Jo's and Perry's birthdays.
More about that...later.


Unknown said...

I think every time you go back to the US from Switzerland, you think everywhere you go out to each is cheap.... $175 for 5 in Vancouver is pricey. We have our local favorite place where if we go overboard, we couldn't even spend $30 CAN. Great deal and a small little quaint hole in the wall... Gotta love those places.

Unknown said...

sorry - Clarification - that was for 2 people and not 5.