A weekend visit to Chicago for a memorial service (tomorrow) for C. Van Diggelin, one of my husband’s mentors for over 25 years, also enabled us to visit "old" Crofton friends, Deanna and Jim Gage. We are grateful for our friendships and the four of us picked up where we left off from our last visit. Leisurely meals coupled with long talks and catching up with our children and our lives has been the highlight.
I will say the 29 degree morning was quite chilly, but once the frost burned off, the guys headed to kayak on the Fox River and the girls went to hike a trail, shop and dine in St. Charles and Geneva, Illinois.
Dinner at an Italian trattoria called Za Za’s rounded out a glorious day!