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Right now, it is 10AM in downtown Chicago and I am sitting in a public library with HUGE gargoyles on the roof. I suppose I am safe here. So much has happened in the past 2 days that I can't possibly journal it all, but I will write about things I certainly want to remember!
I was able to take a nap and a shower at Karly's house, which was so refreshing after being up all night. After that, I headed back downtown and started ...
... so many people getting photos of it that I join the throngs and awkwardly take a photo of myself in front of it. The Bean...check.
The day is still young so I decide to head along Michigan Avenue for a bit in search of something exciting. I cross the bridge over the river and find that this area is all open for business. Excellent.
I take a couple of photos of the Tribune Tower which has absolutely beautiful architecture. All around the base of it ...
... I crossed the Chicago River, spotted the Chicago Tribune and Wrigley Buildings and kept walking until I reached the Chicago Water Tower, one of the few buildings to have survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. With that, I reversed direction and passed through the Loop along State Ave., passing under the famous 'L' tracks and next to landmarks such as the Chicago Theatre. I also spent a brief amount of time within Daley Plaza ...
Our plan to see a bit of the coutryside was a 2438 mile trip on the Amtrak 'Zephyr' from Chicago to San Francisco. This meant a verry early start on day 1 (28 Dec) to pack, leave the apartment in Washington and make our way on the Metro to the airport for a 7:45 flight. We didn't make great time, but fortunately the flight was delayed by half an hour, so we made it OK.
As we arrived in Chicago it started snowing and from that point we were pretty much in ...
Turns out that one of the benefits of paying for a sleeping car is that you can spend your three-hour layover waiting for your connecting train in the Metropolitan Lounge. This is a nice room with carpeting, real chairs and tables, free drinks (coffee, water, soda) and muffins, free WiFi, and luggage storage. Also restrooms away from the hoi poloi, which we usually are. Since we paid for the ticket, we figured ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet