Saturday marked a return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but it also marked a sharp temperature drop (down to 11F in the morning). Because of that (actually, because of both), I decided against any outings on that day. I attempted to go to escort (the last shift), but it turned out that we were not even needed, and I could leave an hour later.
My fellow escorts asked me how did I get there. I replied – “interestingly,” and they immediately suggested giving me a ride to any CTA station further North. For those who haven’t been on the CTA on St. Patrick’s Day – good for you! For those who took CTA on that day previously – it was twice worse than you ever saw!
But to compensate for it – Sunday was beautiful, quiet, and the weather was gorgeous! I thought I needed to do something together with mom, because then I will be gone for ten days, so I suggested we go to the Art Institute during the member’s hour. And it turned out to be a very nice outing. I was finally able to see the Egyptian Exhibit without the crowd.
Of course, for mom, it was once again something new. She asked me how and when these artifacts were found and how people knew about what everything meant. So I explained to her about 19th-century archeology, the Rosette Stone, Champollion, and everything we knew from school. I know that she is writing down everything after each outing, so I hope it helps her train her memory.
Mom was very happy to see the Bean, I think she remembers it somehow, but it was the first time after a while that we went under it, and it was like the first time again for her. She even asked me to take a picture of us by the Bean.
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I missed you at the Art Institute by about an hour 🙂
On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 5:54 PM Hettie’s Reflections wrote:
> Hettie D. posted: ” Saturday marked a return of the St. Patrick’s Day > Parade, but it also marked a sharp temperature drop (down to 11F in the > morning). Because of that (actually, because of both), I decided against > any outings on that day. I attempted to go to escort (the l” >
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think there was a crowd at 11, and then it was relatively quite again