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Great day yesterday in Chicago - a fantastic city steeped in history with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere! Caught the CTA (City centre train network) from Midway and visited the sights. The Bean attracts thousands of visitors and is a quirky landmark. We also went up the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower, was the tallest building in the world when it was built in ...
First stop... Chicago!
It was our first time seeing snow in the middle of a city. Pretty cool!
After checking in, the first thing we do after flying for 16 hours is jump into a cab and tell him to take us to the nearest Best Buy so we could buy sim cards, what ends up happening is WE (more like Will) tell him where the nearest Best Buy is! - because the cabbie didn't even know.
Weatherzone told us it was -1 but feels like -3.7! OMG! Take ...
... of into Lake Michigan. Needless to say, the city of St Louis was less than impressed with this idea, and promptly tried to sue the city of Chicago. As far back as 1848, attempts had been made to divert water away from the city and lake. In 1900, The Sanitary District of Chicago succeeded in reversing the flow of the river with a series of canal locks, thereby increasing the flow of water from Lake Michigan. Before this, it had been known by many as "the stinking river" because ...
... on display, purchasing some octopus to char-grill on the barbecue as well as some cheese & quince paste for an antipasto platter from Pastoral. It would appear that Vietnam will not be on the list of potential honeymoon destinations for Max and Sarah - Max was distinctly underwhelmed by the pho and bánh mì that he tried for lunch; a subsequently-purchased Indian curry seemed to hit the spot. The skies had cleared by the ...
... not a pressing concern, I did feel like I'd done at least some work for my project on cultural identity in ethnic minority groups by studying the hunting/fishing tecnhologies of the eastern forest and north pacific Indians. I now feel like I could definitely use a dead fall trap to catch a bear.
The music in Central park on the walk back had moved on from the Indian/Caribbean vibe of yesterday, and been replaced by a bongo/country & western/dance/Taylor Swift mash-up ...