After a week away in Chicago, I am looking forward to being home in Bradenton with my husband and son. I took the elevated train from the Van Buren / Library stop to Midway airport with a fellow participant from Massachusetts. We chatted about the past week, the things we had learned and the places we had visited. While the elevated train is significantly cheaper than taking a taxi to the airport, it also offers a wonderfully clear parting view of the downtown and its majestic skyscrapers. I have truly enjoyed this week. Again, many thank yous to the National Endowment for the Humanities and to the staff at National Louis University for selecting me to participate in the Exploring Public Places programe.
Air Tran, please leave on time! I have a very eager little boy who wants to get his hands on a certain lego kit in my suitcase.