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Race Start time: 6:00 p.m.
From: Chicago, Illinois
To: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Time took: 12hrs, 55min.1 stop
Flight #: Boeing 1977, Delta
Date: Jan 25th, 2015
Total Cost: $5,249.20
From: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
To: Rome, Italy
Time took: 11hrs, 5 min. Nonstop
Flight #: Boeing 673, Alitalia
Date: Jan 26, 2015
Total Cost: $10, 214.92
... they were able to do a quick turn around and had us in the air by about 4:40. -- which meant that we should have plenty of time to make our connection. Our international flight boarding time was at 5:20 and it is only about 45 minutes to Chicago from Midland. The flight was uneventful and we arrived in Chicago, as expected, at about 4:30. We taxied to the terminal and then waited -- and waited -- and waited. There was no ground crew to guide the plane ...
... and giggling. Our summer jackets were not ready for this! After the night it even dropped to 4 degrees Celsius...This was winter.
There was much more, but in short, Chicago is such a great city! And luckily the weather warmed up again: yay for Spring!
Now for the second cause of excitement: I have inherited a room from a former-housemate (thanks Karl!) that is the colour of cheap ...
... So we agreed, hopped on, sat on the empty row at the back and buckled up. Only to be told the people at the back would get wet, and we thought "it can't be worse than the white water rafting"......... Wrong. Half an hour later we left the boat drenched thoroughly with massive grins on our faces. We looked like we had jumped in Lake Michigan. The weather was gorgeous sunshine so we decided the walk to the restaurant we had planned, Gibsons, would dry us off quick enough. This was ...
... and also the buildings in New York for the world's tallest building over many years. Some Chicago buildings held the title for a little while, but not these.
We walked along Michigan Avenue for a while, crossing the river at the DuSable Bridge, the ferries looked pleasant...
In time we came to the grand structure that is the Chicago Tribune building. It was too tall to get ...