I had a very
nice day. MCM took me to dinner at my favorite restaurant, and was very creative with my present. I opened a small box first, to find a matchbox car that looks like ours. Then a bigger box, where I found nothing except a portrait of Christopher Columbus. Then another box, where I found a small wooden train engine. Then another box, with nothing but a photo of the inside of a hotel room (one I had just stayed in, so I knew it was this hotel in Chicago). Then, finally, another box with a guidebook to Chicago, and a "certificate" for: free ride to Columbus (Wisconsin), tickets on the train to Chicago, two nights stay at the Hotel Allegro, tickets to a show of my choosing, and various other fun things in Chicago!
And now I get to plan it all, and take a guest. Hmmm, who shall I take?