Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday we went to Chicago to see Wicked before it closes. My school organized a staff and family trip to Wicked. We had about 75 participants and two charter buses. We left fairly early in the morning, like a typical school day and returned about nine in the evening. The drive up was snowy and slushy so it was nice having someone else do all the driving.
When we arrived in Downtown Chicago we had three hours to shop and eat before the matinée. We checked out the Macy's, formerly Marshall Fields, on Michigan Ave. so we could see the window fronts. The windows were cute but a bit unusual as they had an alien (outer space) Christmas theme to them. We went inside Macy's to check out their Christmas department, being warm and dry was a bonus.
There is an outdoor Chris Kindle market in Chicago. We can at least say we went there. It was packed with people, freezing cold (Windy City), and the cement was very wet since they must of salted the ground. My youngest son must have had three inches of his pant legs soaking wet. We smelled good food, saw a few hand crafted items, my youngest son made a purchase, and off we went to warm up in Borders.
The show was fantastic. This is something that my baby girl and I have wanted to see for a long time. I've had the Broadway CD for a year and we have enjoyed listening to the music. It was a wonderful Christmas treat for our family and my oldest son's two friends. I'd have to say it was priceless.
Here is my commercial:
Tickets for family to Chicago Wicked Trip - $450.00
Survival Snack for the bus trip- $20.00
Daughter holed up in room the next day with the souvenir song book, singing Wicked tunes to the CD. Daughter diligently playing "No One Morns The Wicked" on her piano, that she hasn't played in months. Son going to Barnes and Noble to purchase Wicked Grammerie. PRICELESS
Other potential Commercial (didn't happen):
Son mixing a magic elixir and offer it to his sister. Sister turns green. PRICELESS.