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... you need something. Here it's just a constant stream of walking and if you dare stop for a second or try and step to the side to get a breather. You get trampled. It doesn't help that just about everyone is a giant compared to me. Um excuse me, I am down here!! What is nice though is the sun is shining. And man it's hot. Every now and then, just when you think it's a bit much, a small breeze will blow through and take the edge off. Or someone ...
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Yes - the title here is right. It is around the world (travelling East from Chicago to Shanghai with stops along the way, back round the "traditional" map to South America and back to Chicago)... and yes it is exactly 80 days with us being back at the end of September.
Planning this trip has taken some immense preparation (and let's be honest, Bry knows that it not her strong suit so this ...
... stretch of has-been 66, but business booms due largely in part to its excellent fried chicken. So: the Chicken Basket represents a theme of Route 66 that we'll see again. Businesses lived and died with the road, and small adjustments in its alignment - two lane to four lane, four lane highway to interstate, or even minor adjustments to bypass small-town traffic- could have great ...
... traffic on the
canal. We got to watch and listen to a bunch of frustrated taxi drivers
and pedestrians when the Adams Street bridge was raised for a large
number of tall masted sail boats who were making their way to Lake Michigan for the beginning of the season . . .
and then it wouldn't go back down all the way! The loud honking
apparently fixed the mechanical problem. I'll have to try that some
We sat ...
... the way down State, fairly slow in the evening traffic, with a lot of passenger activity, but we get to our Roosevelt stop in time to walk to Michigan and get to our target building right on 7PM.
We are expected by the concierge, and are put on the lift to the 40th floor, but have missed finding out the apartment number, assuming we will be met in the foyer, so when we get out can only find an open door to #17, which doesn't look promising, so back down the 40 ...