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The morning greeted us with a downpour and rumbles of thunder. Such a difference from the day before. We decided to make this a shopping day and walk through downtown. We planned for a dinner at Gibsons Steakhouse later that evening and I needed a pair of shoes to go with the outfit I brought.
We walked to Macy's (formally Marshall Fields) to see the famous Tiffany ceiling,
The shoe department had its OWN BUTTON!
We realized that we were on the express elevator which only traveled to certain floors, shoes not being one of them, believe it or not!
To the escalator we went, as time was ticking. Not sure if the floor we were on was the shoe floor, two older gentlemen sitting in chairs just off the moving stairs quipped “If you are looking for shoes, you are on the right floor! Our wives have been there for over an hour! It's that way.” they both said in unison as they pointed to the left through a pile of bags, which no doubt were handed to them to hold. “Tell them to hurry up if you see them!”
We found our way to the shoes and my, oh my, were there shoes. almost the entire floor! After a quick scan, I found the perfect pair and best of all, only paid $11 smack-a-roos! Deeming this a success, we headed downstairs and across the street to visit one of my fav-or-ite stores, Ann Taylor Loft?. AT's clothes fit me like a glove! Every dress I have ever tried on, I usually buy it because, well, it fits perfect. Cannot beat off the rack shopping. Love it. I was a little disappointed in this visit though, because the dress selection was zero.
We eventually met up with the fellas and had a snack to hold us over until dinner. The E&C was a great place; good food and good beer.
We couldn't finish this either. We saved it for breakfast the next morning! Mmmm!
It turned out to be a beautiful evening. My husband had the idea to go to the Hancock Building to have a night cap. When we arrived in the lounge, it was so ungodly hot. We found a table just behind the tables next to the window. Not the best view, but you could see parts of the cityscape. We ordered from the waitress and then it hit me. The building was swaying. I am not a boat fan because of the motion. In fact, if the kids are fooling around in the back seat, I have to yell at them to stop because the movement of the car makes me sick. The building is built to give and move with the wind. Now mind you, it is only moving inches and to the normal person is probably not even noticed, but to me it felt like yards. Combined with the heat in the room I was getting sick. I excused myself to the ladies room and found a line, but not to the stalls. It was to take pictures!
This is the view from the ladies room!!
I returned to the table and felt bad to say that I had to leave and that I would meet them downstairs when they finished. They were kind and chose to leave with me. I guess our friend was feeling the same way, so it was fine with them if we found another spot.
We decided to take our nightcap back to the establishment at our hotel.
Here is where we encountered “MaryAnn”. Every boy's favorite, right? She lived up to all expectations. And then some!