Monday, April 02, 2012

It's All GREEK for Her!

It's happened again
--- celebrating a birthday Sister Style ---
with the theme based upon the play that we went to in January:
Diann and I had so much fun dancing together at the end of that show that I knew I had to
bring this joy to her birthday theme for 2012.
And where to go but Greece? Umm, no.
The next best place was to go local to Greektown right in Chicago!

Though the day was rainy and gray, we had a blast.

Our first stop was to the Hellenic Museum on Halsted.

Provide the Nelson sisters with some costumes and we try them on for size
and take pictures! The museum has a 4th floor elevator that takes you out to a patio perfect for viewing the Sears Tower (now renamed but it'll always be the Sears Tower to Chicagoans) with a West Loop perspective that is new to us.

Then it was time to stroll down Halsted to pop into various Greek-related venues and stores.

The Artopolis Bakery was a hit - more on the treat purchased there later. We chose the restaurant Greek Isles as our lunch destination and it was perfect.

Following a delicious lunch, we headed back to the City Nest
for presents and merriment.
It was here that Diann found out that the Greektown exploration was due to the
Mamma Mia theme.

All 22 of the songs from the musical had related gifts.

For example the song "Take a Chance on Me" had a Mega Millions lottery ticket/receipt.

(Not a winner, I migh add.)

Of course, the song "Dancing Queen" had to have a boa and crown!

Remember the bakery treat mentioned earlier? It was a tulip chocolate mousse! YUMMY!

The Nelson sisters then danced away in the City Nest and hopefully the downstairs neighbors were away for the afternoon.

Happy Birthday, Sis! You ROCK!!!!

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