Tom’s sisters, Lynda and Sarah, met me in Naperville, IL for a “sister” reunion from November 3 to November 6th. Lynda and Sarah had checked into our hotel before my arrival so, once I got there, I went directly to our room where we joyously greeted each other. We decided to drive downtown Naperville and explore the area. While downtown, we found a Mexican restaurant so we had dinner there. When we returned to the hotel, we spent the rest of the evening talking and catching up with happenings in our lives. The next morning we drove to downtown Naperville and spent the day shopping. We had lunch at Giordano’s whose specialty is Chicago style pizza; we did not order the Chicago style but the pizza was delicious! By the end of the day, we were tired so headed back to the hotel. All of us were not very hungry so we walked to a soup/salad place Lynda and Sarah had ate at the day before; great soup! Being a Chicago Bear fan and the team playing on Monday night football, I had to watch the game; after the game, all of us headed for bed. The weather was rainy the next morning so we decided to go to an indoor mall…at least we thought we were going to an indoor mall. But first we traveled to the Container Store and Crate & Barrel outlet (don’t go, there is not much there). When we got to the mall, we discovered all the stores were not inside and access was only from outdoors. Brrr…it was cold! We ate lunch at the Cheesecake Factory; service was very slow but, once it arrived, food was good. By mid-afternoon, we decided to call it a day on shopping and returned to our hotel. That evening we walked to the St. Louis Bread Co. for a light meal. When we returned to the hotel, we sat in front of the fireplace in the lobby area drinking our wine and talking; it was a very pleasant evening.
On Wednesday, we went to breakfast at the St. Louis Bread Co.; after breakfast, we said our good byes with Lynda and Sarah heading east while I headed west. It was a very pleasant, fun get together and I consider myself lucky to have such wonderful sisters.