|Salsa Party Setup|
|Spanish Eclectic Cottage|
That night we got a sitter for Vera and drove into Chicago with Ben's parents for dinner at the Atwood Cafe on the ground floor of the Burnham Hotel. We enjoyed a delicious local, seasonal menu then headed over to the Goodman Theatre to see a musical version of Candide by Voltaire. We found this French satire, written in the mid 18th century, to be timeless. Following all the unhappiness, hatred, and dishonesty in the world, it concluded with the central couple moving to a farm and growing vegetables--something hopeful for the future in this crazy world. What a coincidence that we should see a performance like this. Reminds me that we're doing the right thing in building our urban homestead. Hopefully we too are building hope for the future.