Friday Friends With a Side of Chocolate 

27 Jun

What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.

Katharine Hepburn


A gloomy rainy day in Elgin. I was able to get my walk in this morning with only a slight mist. I was looking forward to a lovely lunch and lovely visit with my lovely friend Lin. (Too many L’s?)

We went the the Arboretum Shopping Mall and had a leisurely lunch at Mago, a very nice Mexican restaurant. Then we walked around a bit, but it was still raining. So, where is a perfect place to park on a dreary day? A chocolate place, of course. Anna Shea Chocolates. 

Well, they “had me at hello.” When we walked in, they had samples of their decadent handmade chocolates. Yikes! Lin ordered a cup of coffee to warm up from the gloomy chill, and we sat by the large glass window where they made the chocolates. Want to talk about torture and restraint!


We asked one of the chocolatiers to pose for a photo op. Very obliging. 

On our way out, the gal at the front counter asked if we’d like to try a sample. I hesitated and said, “I cannot tell a lie. We already had one.” 

The very sweet girl said,  “You can have another if you like. ”

Lin and I looked at each other with mischievous smiles and replied,  ” O.K.”

Grace was kind enough to pose with me for a picture, not to mention so I could have something to write about today. 

A wonderful  lunch, my best friend, and yummy chocolate. What else could you ask for?


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