Monday, August 09, 2010

Darby's parents came to visit last Tuesday. Darby and I had to work on Wednesday and Thursday, but we were able to enjoy dinner and relaxing time in the evenings. And to keep herself occupied during the day, Debby stocked my freezer with her famous crescent rolls. Yum! On Thursday evening, we drove up to Lombard, a suburb of Chicago. We had dinner at a Weber Grill restaurant. Their pretzel rolls are delicious!

On Friday, we rode the train into the city. If you're counting, this was mine and Darby's fourth trip to Chicago in five months! We're practically locals. ;) Debby planned some really neat excursions for us this time. We did an architecture boat tour in the morning and a Segway tour in the afternoon. I had always been curious about Segways, and it was really a lot of fun! It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, but once I did, it was easy. Of course, we had to cross some incredibly busy streets and we got some strange looks and comments, but I figure I'll never see those people again! It was a beautiful day—sunny with highs in the low-80s—a nice break from the multiple 110-heat-index days we had in Champaign last week.

On Saturday morning, John and Debby headed up to Wisconsin and Darby and I came back home. It was wonderful visit; I'm so glad they were able to come.


The Lances said...

Oh wow! Looks like fun! I'm still pretty sure I'd break my neck though.

Great to see you guys on Sunday!

Sallie said...

I am so glad you got to do the Segways--it's really fun, huh? The sisters did downtown Dallas and it IS a little scary! I'm not sure I've had Debby's famous crescents--I'll have to ask her about them. Glad you had a great visit.

Kalyn Gensic said...

I don't think BJ and I will be doing the Segway tour while we are in Chicago. I'm guessing the site of a 7-month pregnant woman on one of those would be something to behold, though.

It was great talking to you last night!

Debby said...

I hardly ever remember to look at your (or any other) blog until someone at church tells me I should peek . . . and that's usually when you've said something nice about us. Thank you for the sweet words! We had a great time with you two, as always. Love you!