Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland-Matteson
Travel Blogs from Matteson
Wow I can't believe it when I wake up, sun is streaming though the windows and I can't help but smile. I've got a tour booked today with Weird Chicago and I was hoping for nice weather. Today's tour is called Blood, Guns and Valentines. I can't wait to learn the history of the gangster side of Chicago. More importantly my infatuation with Al Capone! My taxi pulls up to the meeting spot pretty early so I just stand around in the sunshine ...
After the river cruise we continued walking up the shopping mile - taking plenty of time to window shop of course. At the end of the mile there was a surprising treat which was a beach on the shore of Lake Michegan. This was packed full of people enjoying the sun and playing volleyball. However as we forgot to pack our buckets and spades we ventured onwards.
The time had then come to make our way to ...
... staff. I ate baby back ribs for the first time and drank a Manhattan - ew, too strong!
After the meal and advice from our server Justin on where to hear the best blues, Justin brought us an Irish 'coffee' that consisted mainly of Jamieson's - I topped up with coffee twice!
After tucking ourselves in to our respective beds we chatted for a while before I sung Shell a lullaby and myself to sleep with Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
... the bow had grabbed mine *g* but mostly fine.
Didn't even have any trouble with customs, just the queue. I did see them get the rubber gloves out, but that was apparently to inspect someone's vegetables (literal vegetables, not the euphemistic kind *giggles*).
Dropped my bag off with the guy in the red shirt who would send it on, and then it was time for a brisk walk up to my departure terminal.
I landed at Tom Bradley International, which is at ...
... br> We walked from the river to the Navy Pier to see the ferris wheel and have some lunch. It definitely has a wharf/boardwalk feel and there is a ton of stuff to do for little kids.
The John Hancock Building was our last stop. We went up to the 96th floor and had some drinks at the lounge overlooking the city. The views were stunning!
After such a long day and a lot of walking, we were beat. So we grabbed a bite to eat in Old City and went to bed!