Saturday, July 16, 2016
An Unplanned Visit to the Finish Line at Northbrook Court near Chicago
We spent a lot of time in Chicago when we lived in Milwaukee for thirty years. It wasn't uncommon for us to visit downtown every six weeks or so. Oftentimes we first stopped at Northbrook Court for seasonal clothing - they had more interesting things for our taste than in Milwaukee. Last week we drove to Milwaukee from DC to visit friends and colleagues and passed through Chicago. Lately when we leave on a trip, we have been forgetting items. The last time was pills that required a prescription. This time it was walking shoes. So after we passed the very busy Windy City on our way north, we stopped at the old familiar stomping grounds at Northbrook. We never heard of the Finish Line sports shoes store, but ended up there and ended up with a pair of shoes on sale with socks to boot. On the way back to the car we stopped at my favorite shops and checked out the summer clearance racks as well as the new fall wardrobes. Nothing looked promising but we also felt compelled to get moving so we would make our 4 PM prearranged engagement with my colleagues from my health care days. Our visit was so nice this time that we considered the possibility of moving back. But the snow and ice and high property taxes snapped us back to reality. We'll have to see what comes our way in the future. Time to set priorities!