The kiddos had not been downtown since Chicagwegians Max, Otto and Rachel visited back in July and, in the end, today turned into a bit of an attempt to emulate their daily, big city Chicago life. The day started off with a trip down to the local municipal hall for some voting excitment (Fergus: "nothing happened in there"). This was more "self-preservation" than "civic duty" - rural issues and all! School trustees were also being elected and we made sure not to vote for the trustee candidate with the similar phone number to ours and who ultimately we grumpingly fielded a few calls for (oh the irony!).
After voting, we drove Gillian back home to work while we went downtown to play. We're cruel that way.
Ferg at our favorite comic book/ action figure store, Curious Comics* - the main purpose of our adventure:
*we had never been here before but it sounds very urbane to say that we have a favorite comic book store.
This was also part of the plan - going for cupcakes. We live in this place that is aiming to be the healthiest on the planet and yet cupcakes are having some sort of revival, with stores opening up all over that cater solely to the mini cake. These ones turned out to be fatty and tasteless and stale.
We went to the coffee place that Max and Otto's family has shares in:
**Heavenly stars**, we even had a sit-down meal in a restaurant!!!