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... at some great roadside attractions, starting with Contessa Winery. The proprietor offered us a five dollar tasting of 7 wines, waived if we bought a bottle….hmmmmmhhhhh, the “Bella Rosa” is $9.95. Okay. The wines were pretty good and we ended up buying the Bella Rosa and a bottle of blueberry dessert wine. Worked out okay for everyone.
Next, we stopped at the Chocolate Garden. This is a truffle confectionary ...
... skyline, and it's really pretty :)
We spent some time playing with it, Laura took some lovely photos, and then we decided to walk up the 'magnificent mile' shopping street to go and get some dinner. To get there, we had to walk over the Chicago river - which the citizens dye completely green for St. Patricks day...crazy - and we passed the Chicago Tribune building. We'd been wanting to see this ever since we watched Billy Connelly's Route 66 show last ...
... amazing pictures.
Navy Pier was a brief visit. We were all pretty tired from all the walking we did all day but wanted to make a quick stop at Navy Pier. Its pretty much like Baltimore's Inner Harbor, just prettier.
Tomorrow will probably be a down day to rest. Its been go-go-go nonstop since.
B & B
PS- Oklahoma City Thunder beat Miami Heat in Game 1! YAY!
... which we have 'reviewed' in an earlier entry. Great seafood, including 6 varieties of oyster. A request for a copy of the menu was met with "certainly - would you like the chef to sign it for you?" (answer = yes!) A few nights later we were at Sushi Samba, a Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian restaurant. We drank beers, mojitos and non-alcoholic watermelon, guava and lime cocktails. The food was served tapas-style (I.e. shared small plates) and included ...
... before disembarking at Stop #8, Navy Pier!
By now all the touring had developed a big apetite and one of the first outdoor restaurants we saw was Harry Caray's Tavern at the Pier where we treated ourselves with a couple of sandwiches and a pint of Honker's Ale. These hit the spot, both in terms of hunger and thirst! And it was good to sit down and eat under an umbrella, to get out of the unbearing sun!