George and I hadn't had an uninterrupted weekend together with nothing to do since early or mid November. So last weekend, when he didn't have to work (he had worked the previous 4) and we didn't have any trips planned, we decided to go out and do several special things.
Saturday, after sleeping in, of course, we headed down to Crown Center. I remember Crown Center fondly. When we were young we would go to Kaleidoscope (at Crown Center), a fun craft and learning center. George had never been there so we went an visited some of the shops and grabbed a burger before heading to the outdoor ice rink. Of course, ice skating always sounds like fun...but really it hurts your feet, legs, and sometimes your hind end...not to mention it's cold. Thankfully neither of us fell, but our legs wearied very quickly, and our feet ached. We enjoyed it, but were thankful to put our shoes back on and get into the warm car.
Melting Pot and enjoyed just having some quiet time together once again.
This weekend will be another busy one, but one we are looking forward to. We have not been to Illinois in quite sometime, but are looking forward to making a trip there this weekend to celebrate a late Christmas with George's family.