Hampton Inn Chicago-Carol Stream
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Travel Blogs from Carol Stream
The itinerary is set.
The important papers are printed.
We have our brand new Keen sandals.
And our hiking gear.
Some snacks for the plane.
Some reading materials for the plane.
A few electronics to get us through..ipad, iphone, laptop, kindle...just the basics.
I may have an organized binder filled with all of our paperwork and guides. (Don't judge me.)
This trip has been a long time ...
... it lasts I reckon. I hail a cab out the front of my apartment building and we're off. I had no idea how knowledgable I was of the city until the cab driver got lost. I promptly pointed him in the right direction. Right here, left there etc. I was very impressed with myself. The museum is in a beautiful old building. I'm not sure if this was ever a residence but I would love to have lived in it if it ...
... lightning to the south, one of which I swear I saw hit a nearby marina.
Coming down again into the muggy air at ground level wasn't particularly pleasant, but we did promise ourselves to come back and eat at the Cheesecake Factory, located in a hollowed out area at the foot of the Hancock, or 'Big John' as it is apparently known. Drizzles of rain accompanied us home, making the air even more humid, but the odd flash of lightning was worth ...
... and most of our concentration has been either where we are at that time or the next immediate destination. I do remember reading somewhere and at some time that you should book a trip to Alcatraz ahead. Well you know how it is! After all there are about eight crossings a day, one person shouldn't be a problem. I arrive at 10am on Thursday to find out that the next available crossing was for the following Wednesday. Well at $30 per trip that is what I would call the ...
... re broken into a few main groups; a medical team helping in a clinic, a construction team helping at a local school, and a business team who will teach various skills. I am on the construction team and Laura is on the medical team. We'll spend the last couple of days of the trip on a safari (Rick) and at a giraffe petting zoo, baby elephant rescue and visiting the children we sponsor in Turkana (Laura). ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking