I love summer! On Saturday, H and I went out on our bike to the Huntley-Union-Marengo (HUM) trail. It’s a nice trail and was not very crowded (except for the woman breastfeeding her three year old in the middle of the trail while the other 5 family members waited. Very strange). Unfortunately, it is just the UM trail now; the Huntley leg isn’t complete. It was only 3.5 miles (7 round trip), but a good distance for our first ride of the year.
Saturday evening we had sushi at Golden Rolls and played a round of mini golf (sushi & mini golf, a winning business plan!)
This is the third time we have played mini golf. The first time was at Navy Pier and H had a lucky streak of holes in one and came from behind to win. He never lets me forget that game. We also played at the resort we stayed at in the Dominican Republic. It was a terrible course. I won, but H said it doesn’t count because the course was so bad (um, I also played on that terrible course! It counts!!) A lot was riding on this game.
I don’t understand why people play golf on wide open courses (so boring!) when they can play with castles and waterfalls.
It was a close game until the halfway point, but, as you can see, someone got his butt kicked.
We went inside to play arcade games. H soundly beat me at skee ball and some game where you jump on buttons when they light up, but he gave me all the prize coupons. I cashed them in for a Twizzler.
Then I rode the horsie. The last time I was on one of these things was somewhere outside of a Kmart when I was about five. It was not as fun as I remember.
There may or may not be video of this.
P.S. Notice how I chopped my hair off!
Today we went into the city to meet up with my friend Tira, her husband and little baby. We met when we were teaching English in Shenzhen, China 10 years ago! It was so great to see her again.
After bubble tea, H and I stopped at the Asian market for dumplings and I found an entire cooler of vegan items! New favorite store! Vegan shrimp, crab, pork fillet and dumplings.
Tira & Chris took us up to State Street. H bought some shirts from Macy’s and I bought a rolling pin from Anthropologie. My $2 one from IKEA finally bit the dust.
Now I need to make another pie!