My friend and I took her daughter to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I was especially excited to see the Trains, Tricks & Treats feature which had a miniature railroad all ready for Halloween. It was a windy and rainy day so we walked around a little bit, but we didn't spend more than a few hours there.We did get in some good pictures though, even if it was an overcast day.
We celebrated our 20-year High School Reunion today. I met up with my old friends Colleen and Meghan out at Regina Dominican High School for a mass that celebrated the anniversary for all the years that ended in 1's or 6's. They celebrated the first 50th anniversary of their first graduating class of 1961. It was kind of sad that so few people showed up. Less than 50 people total.
After the mass we looked at the theater pictures from the school plays that were hanging on the wall behind the auditorium. Then we walked through the school and over to the cafeteria for a celebration. Again it was sad because they did such a nice job with food and displays but there was barely anyone there. At least we got our picture in the photo booth! We saw it in the back of the room and no one was by it so we went and asked and then got our pics taken. I think we may have been the only one.
The party with the and main reunion was at Monastero's in Lincolnwood (perfect location for me!). Colleen was nice enough to let me drop of the car and drive me so I could drink more. It was really good to see everyone, but it was kind of the same as high school. You said "hi" to everyone, like you did when you'd pass them in the halls, but really we spent the most time with the gals that we hung out with them. By the time we sat down for the slideshow of pictures you could look around the room and see everyone in the same groups that they were in 20 years ago. Was funny.
I posted all the pics in a album up on Facebook here.
Below is a set of all the pictures from high school that I scanned and posted on Facebook.. Good times!