Thursday, August 04, 2005

Well, a lot of things got settled about this upcoming trip and I'm happier for it. After three hours on the phone, a place to stay was found for $105 per night. Outrageous, you say? How about it's a bed and breakfast, and absolutely charming. And not in that antique-doily way. It looks like Sherlock Holmes might've stayed there! Did I mention it's two blocks from the Blue Line, which we can take both to the Loop (and the school) and to the convention center? And there's only one other room in the whole place? Go me, go me. Even Mark told me I did a good job, and here I was afraid he'd be frightened off by the antique look of the place.

Anyway, the link is here. It's Joy's Joy, and we've rented the room with the bookcase. :)

We also bought our convention tickets. So now we just have to get there. I'm hoping on Sunday (the off day) we can wander the streets and find dusty bookshops, a cafe or two, walk down to the beach, take some photos and look at some art. Then Monday, we tour the school, the very reason we're there! Cross your fingers for us.

I'm also blocking the Kiri shawl. But I don't want to talk about that :P