Now that many of us know how to get to Downer's Grove, I think that is a good place to meet. There are a lot of nice shops that we didn't get to explore after the tea meetup, including a knitting supplies + coffee shop and another one dedicated to beads. There's chocolate shops, souvenir shops, a bookstore, Tivoli theater which plays movies w/ minimal ticket prices, a quiliting shop (with more fabrics than I could ever dream up!), an ice cream place. Those are the highlights of what is within walking distance of the train station. With so few people I think we can play it by ear.
So the plan is:
Lunch at 1:00 pm and (window) shopping adventures until everyone decides to go home.
If y'all are feeling adventurous I would like to check out the Borrowed Earth Cafe. It is a raw foods cafe but I don't know how everyone feels about being a vegan for an afternoon. If you don't like this idea there are plenty of other places to eat.
Food and shops: www.downtowndg.org/dining.html
Please confirm if you are coming just so I know who to expect and nobody gets left behind. If anyone else is interested in joining us comment below. Closer to the date I will pm my cell # to everyone who is coming.