Today, November 29, is the last weekday of my 9-day Thanksgiving break. I didn’t do anything except sleep, work on my photography sites, eat and sleep some more. But today, I resolved to do some walking and photographing. It was quite cold out but I didn’t mind. I especially wanted to take pictures of the Chicago Christmas Tree in Millennium Park (pictured above) which was officially lit up a week ago today.
The walk was fine, it was cold, but it was nice to exercise my legs and use my camera again. As I was on the bus going home, I got a call from Rey P., a high school classmate informing me that he and his family just got in from the Philippines and he was at the moment checking in at his hotel in downtown. I knew that he was coming but he wasn’t sure what time but we did make plans to meet up. I haven’t seen him in about forty years and I missed a chance meeting up with him when I was in Manila in July. If I had known that he was going to arrive at this hour, I would have just stayed downtown.
So I got off the bus, took another bus going back to downtown, met him at the Conrad Hilton where he was staying and took him out to dinner at the Park Cafe in Millennium Park. [His wife and his son couldn’t join us (jet lag) but I promised to tour them around tomorrow.] After dinner, we took a short walk around the park and called it a night.
Short but sweet.