Luckily the sidewalks weren't snowy or icy, so under ideal conditions I can run in heels pretty well. Ah...it felt good to get that short jog in. Just before reaching the parking lot for the Jube there was a steep, snow covered hill we had to trudge down. I was pretty sure that I'd bite it heading down the slope but the advantage with the heels was the ability to dig into the snow for a bit of traction. We crossed the parking lot and came across our last obstacle - a short chain fence, kinda like the one below, a mere 20 ft from the entrance to the Jube:
As I go to step over the chain I realize that the foot remaining on the ground is actually on a patch of ice. Well, traction on ice is tricky and I wind up falling and landing pretty hard on the outside of my right thigh. DGB and her sister-in-law had run ahead so they missed the action, but the man behind me was a kind and strong fellow and he helped me get up and asked if I was okay. Yup, luckily nothing was broken...just a little soft tissue damage (to the thigh and to the ego). T helped me brush the snow off and we made it inside the theatre with 3 minutes to spare before the curtain went up.
Riverdance was fabulous (although the costumes were fabulously awful - 80s pleather suit and black muscle shirt with red crystals on the chest???), and I had forgotten how engaging of a show it is. Those dancers sure are talented! After the performance we made it back to the car with minimal issues and it was back home and off to bed. A great evening out with girlfriends - that is my ideal way to spend Valentine's Day!