Holiday Inn Countryside
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... a drive around the city, and then we went back to their apartment. They live in a beautiful high rise building that borders the Chicago River canal and Lake Michigan. The apartment is awesome, and it is surrounded by incredible sites, attractions, and restaurants/bars.
Jeff and Malia took us on a walking tour of the city, we had lunch at a little beach restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan, went to the top of ...
... s second city.
But we decided to take full advantage of the 24 hour extortionate parking and have a look around the windy city the next day. We ended up popping in to lots of expensive shops, eyeing up the huge buildings, went in to a cafe with 'tea' in its name and still failed to find a decent cuppa (it's impossible out here amongst the coffee drinkers of America), had lunch at tgi Friday and then hit the road.
Slightly less terrifying on the way ...
... went to a Thai restaurant with was full of locals - you know it is good if all the locals are there! Yum Headed on home, finished off the research on where to stay and go from here. Basically we are going to skip Boston (maybe a day trip), but after being here for extra days, we realised that we will definitely need the extra days in New York as there is 10 times more to do there :) So, the plan is: travel to Buffalo ...
... at least after I had my bags together by 8 pm, I felt secure in the knowledge that I had the equipment to handle a variety of mishaps--armed with a good stash of food, lots of layers, my hardy waterproof hiking boots, first aid supplies, water purification tabs, and my favorite knife. And of course the last minute mace from my roomie!
As packing was nearing completion, I predictably hadn't been able ...
... digit temperatures..
so it seemed fitting that our final icon was
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard