BEST WESTERN PLUS Chicago Hillside
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... Yet, like any other Type A personality, I cannot simply just take it all in … no, I have a nice little bucket list of things for our trip and our time away from Chicago.
// Relax with a Thai massage
// Meet an elephant
// Take a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai
// Try pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup)
// Photograph Angkor Wat at sunrise/sunset
// Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year in Hoi An
// Soak up the sun in ...
... we turned right and headed east to Oz Park. I had been looking forward to seeing this recreational area - it is named after The Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum, who once lived in the neighbourhood. The City Walk card describes it thus: "you'll see the Tin Man at the entrance and the Emerald City Gardens inside, complete with a yellow brick road". Well, the Tin Man was a rather uninteresting statue, the yellow brick road went for about two metres ...
... was quite exceptional, she doesn't have scales so is sort of slimy like an eel but at the same time really hard, like steel. I will say that Chicago is very good at making things hands on in their museums and facilities here. In the penguin section where you can spend time watching the little guys on the rocks and in the water, there is a separate sections for kids called 'be a penguin' where they can play on 'rocks' and slide down an 'ice' slide. It was really ...
... was a table with a few wiseguys sitting around and I'm sure they were talking about the next guy they were going to whack. They weren't showing the ballgame so we shot across the road to Walmart to check it out, we picked up a 30 can block of Miller High Life for $13 and a massive bag of pork rinds for $1.50 and decided to watch the ballgame in our room, which was comfortable enough.
While we were in ...
... off and on.
I eventually reached the planetarium and went in. I bought tickets to Space Junk 3D in the Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater and Welcome to the Universe and Cosmic Wonder in the Grainger Sky Theater. I started exploring the exhibits until it was time for the first show.
The planetarium had a lot of interesting exhibits. Unlike many science museums, many of ...