Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back in Blue

We arrived home on Sunday night after an uneventful drive from Indiana. I managed to avoid talking politics with my family so nothing too contentious happened. We spent a lot of time with our families and ate a lot of good food. It was a nice, relaxing trip.

Highlights of the trip included a trip to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry with Carol’s parents. It’s been decades since I’ve visited and we all really enjoyed it. They’ve added individual pricing to certain exhibits so we didn’t see the U-505, a German U-boat you can walk through. I didn’t realize that they had moved it indoors from its original location outside the museum. Pictures of the new exhibit space look very cool. I am particularly interested in the museum since it’s the only standing structure remaining of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

Carol and I attended our 30-year high school reunion on Saturday night. Despite much pre-event wailing and gnashing of teeth, I really enjoyed myself. Everyone who attended was very friendly and nice, without a trace of any adolescent conflicts remaining. It was unfortunately poorly attended, but hopefully we’ll bring in more next time.

The whole family went on an afternoon tour of our old high school and it was fascinating to see how things have changed and how they haven’t. The theatre and choir rooms looked pretty much exactly the same, which dates them, but was nostalgic. Our class president is now the school’s athletic director and he and his secretary, also a classmate, gave us a great tour.

And so ends our summer. School starts soon.

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