Seemed like a good idea. Mister C and I thought a weekend visit to Chicago would be the thing to do! So we hopped on the Amtrak in East Lansing, and had ourselves a fun little visit to the windy city. (Little did we imagine it wasn’t windy at all and it was even WARM !!! — high 60’s . balmy . CRAZY ! ) We had a lovely visit, filled with good dining and shopping. And the Christmas lights throughout the city certainly would put anyone in the Christmas spirit!


The train delivered us safely home again late Monday night. Isn’t it nice to be away from reality once in a while?

This TALLER-than-any-tree I have ever seen, several stories high, was in the center of the 900 Shops on Michigan Avenue. It was VERY impressive! And I am now entirely motivated to put up MY tree . . .  albeit my little tree is dwarfed by this one!