Fairfield Inn Merrillville
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... the cargo area. We finally took off about an hour or so late -- but the pilot told us that with the tail winds the flight would only be about 7 hours -- and we would arrive on time or a little early. The flight was okay. I watched a movie ("Boyhood" -- which is rumored to be likely for the "Best Picture"Academy Award) and napped on & off after dinner. Karl played solitare and tried to nap. Despite having lay-flat seats, we both found it hard to sleep.
... Evanston, the sun shone: that was summer!
In autumn (the next day) we went up the Willis Tower (the second tallest building in the world, where you can stand in a glass cabin sticking out from the building at 412 meters high, and look straight down to the ants that are cars). I was only a little bit very terrified. In the evening we took the took the metro that did not stop at our stop, making ...
... tourists for a few minutes. I'm sure most of you think we have many adventures every day, but honestly we spend very few days each month being tourists and far more just *living* in a new city.
So here's my first small step....I am very hopeful to do much better for our second half than I have the first half!
Home again, home again, like a herd of turtles. Because my trip is coming to a close, I thought it’d be fun to recall a few of my favorite moments from the past few weeks. (By the way, the blog made me choose a city to pin this post to, but the truth is more interesting- that I'm writing and publishing this in the air somewhere over the midwest). Obviously there are too many favorite moments ...
... mummies, sculptures of Hercules and Greek Gods/Goddesses, paintings by Renoir, Monet and Van Gogh
- Magnificent Mile for shopping
- Watch a Bulls game if you can, you can also see the Jordan statue.
- For those who love Jordan shoes, check out the Nike Town on the Magnificent Mile for the entire collection.
- NOT TO DO Chicago Navy Pier: it was so boring we watched Captain America at the IMAX there instead
- Try the Deep Dish ...