Viv and Wilma are my two besties outside work. We spend a lot of fun times together especially on weekends. We get together for no reason at all. I have known both of them for as long as I have been in America. Though they are not the longest on record, they are the ones I am constantly with because we live in the same city.
Yesterday morning I saw something on FB that thrilled me. A photo of a flamenco guitarist and dancer looked so promising. I told Viv that after taking Viveka to the airport, we would proceed to the Chicago Botanical Garden. I asked Wilma if she would like to go and she immediately replied. We might not all have the same interests but we do respect our differences.
It turned out that I was dead wrong about the location. The event was being held at the Morton Arboretum instead. Even though the garden was extraordinarily busy which I thought was because of the event, it turned out the throng were just there to enjoy the place.
We had lunch at their cafeteria and then LolaWi and I ventured out to the garden to take photos. She has a new camera and she was excited to practice using it before her coming adventure. I was dissapointed myself but decided to make the best of the situation.
Viv, Jun and TJ hang out at the deck. Later I joined them as the sun was just too bright for any good pictures anyway like we were in our own backyard.
I did apologize for my error but they all just shrugged it off. They were just too happy not to pay the stiffer entrance at the Morton Arboretum but that would have been a better photo opportunity for me and LolaWi.
How lucky I am that my friends didn’t sulk at what happened. Viv especially since she was looking forward to seeing a flamenco in person and LolaWi wanting to see some dance actions. For Viv it was tampered down by meeting Viveka and Anna Liisa and LolaWi just making lemonade out of a lemon.
As usual, I covered my bad with food. I really liked their gourmet offerings at the Garden’s cafeteria.
365 Project: Day 234