The Doubletree Hotel Chicago North Shore
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Travel Blogs from Skokie
... A chance to quickly whip through the conservation and evolution exhibits and we were out back into the sunlight, nearly eight hours after entering! Definitely worth a visit if you are a museum buff. We walked back along the edge of Lake Michigan which was busy with joggers, walkers and in the water, boats. Then a quick stop to feed the squirrels, and yes, one took a nut from my hand, and Thai for dinner. Another great day and this time the leggies are not so sore! Aquarium tomorrow, ...
We got up early to catch the train and go into the city. We visited the Federal Reserve, then walked around for a while. Throughout the day we saw: the Willis (Sear's) Tower, part of Taste of Chicago, the Buckingham Fountain, the Bean, multiple statues, the only building to survive the Chicago Fire- a water tower, ...
... massive tiered Donald Trump high rise and some great old buildings like the Chicago Tribune building. The building that houses the Hard Rock Hotel was designed to look like a champagne bottle and they even have a building nicknamed the Vagina building. Apparently some feminist was involved and was sick of buildings looking phallic in shape. Its real name is the Crain Communications Building.
I eventually found my way to the John Hancock building which ...
... was alright, but did not nearly stack up to Chattanooga.
We decided to go to Field Museum and then have lunch, which was a mistake as the line to get in and the lunch line were equally long. We finally got to sit down and eat. I headed to the bathroom, then was going to meet Erin by Sue the T Rex. She was not there, so I checked the food court and Erin came running up, kind of wild-eyed and asked if I had seen her purse. Oh no! I went back to where we had been ...
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