Hampton Inn Merrillville
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A few weeks have passed since I last wrote, but here are some of the exciting things that have happened since...
Plans had been forming for a little roadtrip to get out of the city, and lo! an excellent opportunity arose when Monica's boss sighed that he didn't want to drive 2-3 to deliver a chair. Luckily we did, because this meant that the company paid for the gas, lunch, and the lady we delivered to even gave us a tip (I hardly touched the chair, ...
... back just as far as we wanted to go, with very empty bellies. And happened to walk past a well recommended vegan restaurant, [just 10 meters before arriving at our planned restaurant]. With very full bellies we moved on to the destination to get liquids instead of solids.
On that same day we walked around what we know knew and felt to be the Windy City, where gusts of freezing air would set ...
This will be our humble abode for the next 26 days - spacious and comfortable! A nightmare start as the free USA GPS iPad app decided not to play ball so we had to navigate Chicago by map visiting some rather nice ghettos en route!! Jane and Adrian - we were at the top of S.Cicero Ave so you probably know where we are talking about! I have to say my 'wing man' played a blinder and got us to our hotel in one piece although I did require a stiff drink to calm the ...
... and comparison is difficult because moments are often beautiful in their own unique ways, but here is a rough countdown of highlights from this amazing journey, with my favorite coming in as # 1! This was difficult, I had to cheat and lump together some things, like in #10! Also, because the UK counts the ground floor as Floor 0, and the second floor as Floor 1, I am using it as an excuse to ...
... Giordano's (not amazing, but an experience in itself)
- Ramen and buns at Slurping Turtle
- Corner Bakery was really convenient for a quick bite,breakfast or panini (Sandwich)
- Steak at some fancy steak place (apparently Chicago is famous for their steaks - Morton's Steak House was not that great though)
The Bean also known as Cloud Gate - Millenium Park, the view from John Hancock and the Art Institute of Chicago.