Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Stage

My friend’s family had tickets to go see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Two of them couldn’t go, so she asked me to go. She also asked if I knew anyone else who would go with us. Yes. I did. One of my friends had mentioned that she wanted to go, so I took a shot and asked if she wanted to come. She said she would! Yay!

I got up and headed to catch the train. The train was two stops away when I got to my stop. I was settling in to wait to get on the middle part of the train when I saw two women frantically running to catch the train. They were waving and screaming and running down the middle of the lane of traffic. Suddenly a fire truck starts coming up the street. Then the women were really screaming. It didn’t occur to them to get onto the sidewalk, I guess.

I made a side trip to Dog Eared Books as part of independent bookstore day. I hadn’t been there before, even though I’d passed it many times in my travels. It is both a new and used bookstore, with the books mingled on the shelves. Interesting technique, but it works. I was going to have breakfast in the neighborhood, but every breakfast place was too crowded.

I continued down toward my main stop and grabbed a snack at the mall. I went to the art store and picked up paint for class next week. Then I went to meet my friends at the coffee shop near the theater. I had tea and read while I waited. I made progress on my book, but didn’t finish anything.

We went into the theater once my other friend arrived. The seats were great. The show was funny. It was well worth the trip to go see it.

I headed back home to meet my family for my daughter’s birthday dinner. That was nice, and it made for an early evening because we started earlier than expected.

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