Friday was a GORGEOUS day. And the perfect day for a visit to Six Flags Great America! Just us and some high school field trips. Very short lines. We were able to ride every major ride (including The Demon—slightly major) in five hours–plus eat a couple giant pretzels. And the American Eagle was a total surprise retro treat. I haven’t ridden it in years. Such a fun classic. Pete is afraid of heights. But he still had a blast, white knuckles and all. He seemed to especially enjoy Raging Bull and Vertical Velocity.
We ended the day on the beautiful carousel, where we chose to ride the cats.
During our drive back to the city, I noticed via twitter that Fido To Go, a dog food truck, was in Andersonville. We arrived home just in time to grab Stickers and head over for Mac n Cheese frozen yogurt, coconut muffins, and peanut butter cookies. Pete and I treated ourselves to Mexican food and Tecates. Yums all around.
On Saturday, we awoke to rain and SociaBulls was canceled. So when the weather improved later in the day, we took Stickers up to Evanston to walk through the sculpture garden and play in the mud with her Cousin Maddie. Plus, Pete got a tour of my dad’s new smoker. He’s a good sport.
Before we headed up to Evanston, I made pizza dough. Jim’s pizza dough recipe. Pete and I had a great night at home—listening to tunes, drinking cocktails, and making pizza. One–vegetarian sausage, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and basil. The other–classic margherita.
We wrapped up the weekend with a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at Bill (my bro), Nina (my new sister-in-law), and Tiger Lily’s (their cute cat) apartment. It was wonderful to be able to spend a sunny afternoon with my mom and Nina’s mom and grandmother.