Saturday, July 16, 2011

Q101.1 Last Day: Meeting Electra

Sophia, Electra, and Alexander
On Wednesday Alexander and Sophia asked if we could go to the Q101.1 alternative rock radio station and peek in on their last day of broadcasting.  Sure, why not? This is the radio station we have been listening to since we moved to the Chicago area 13 years ago from Kansas.  We got up Thursday, took the train downtown, walked over a mile to the Merchandise Mart, and peeked in on Electra, the midday host all three of us generally listen to together in the car.

Zandy reading on the train

It was fun.  Once we got there and waved to Electra through the window, we weren't sure what to do next.   Along with another group of teens, we decided to wait an hour and see if she would come out and meet the kids that were waiting for her.  She did!  She gave all the girls a hug and shook hands with all the boys.  My kids were so excited.  

We walked the mile back to the train, grabbed some food to eat on the train, and headed home so the kids could attend a Harry Potter party and then attend the midnight release of the movie with friends.  While they were busy with friends, I had a date night with Steve. It was a long fun day for all of us.  I am so happy that my body is finally healthy enough to make these memories possible.    


  1. I'm so happy for you and your family! The Magnificent Mile -- good memories for you in more ways than one! :)

  2. Sounds like a marvelous day. (And may I say how dashing Alexander looks in his new glasses?)

  3. Carla, thanks for noticing. He does look good, doesn't he?