I have not posted on the blog for several days because I spent a long weekend in Chicago.
I went to visit my friends Tony and Terence who were celebrating their 25th anniversary together. Five years ago, when civil unions were approved in the state of Illinois, they had a ceremony, and now that same sex marriage is legal throughout the country, their union is fully recognized as a marriage.
They marked the milestone on Saturday with a very nice catered party in the community room of their condo building.
I didn't know what to get them as an anniversary gift. After I arrived on Friday I sneaked off to one of their favorite restaurants, "Las Mañanitas", which is located only a few blocks away from their home, and bought them a gift certificate. On Friday evening I also treated them to dinner there. I had chicken enchiladas in "mole" sauce.
Although there was some light rain on Saturday, for most of my time in Chicago, the weather was beautifully warm and sunny. Here are a couple views of Lake Michigan from their building.
It was great to see my friends again, and to be a part of their celebration... and it was nice to take a break from my gardening.
Congratulations to Tony and Terence!