Holiday Inn Countryside
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... and of course apple strudel for dessert. YUM! The beer I tried was delicious as well :)
It was still fairly early when I left the restaurant, so I decided that I should go check out the Sears Tower (well.. now it's called the Willis Tower...). As I walked around the building, I noticed that the line for the skydeck wasn't too bad, so I decided last minute that I would go on up. While waiting in line, I met a lovely family visiting ...
... the museum. It was a shame it was spring break for all the small kids, because there were summer camps left, right and centre. The Navy Pier was a fantastic place for a bite to eat, a spot of touristy shopping and to see the fireworks that are set off every Wednesday and Saturday tonight from a barge in Lake Michigan, during the summer. It seemed quite the tourist attraction as the waits for dinner at all the ...
Chicago isn't particularly known for it's wildlife, perhaps that's why they have a humongous Aquarium and a rather large Zoo.
Our first day in Chicago, braving the cold we took a trip out to Lincoln Park Zoo, and open air zoo in the huge Lincoln Park, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The whole concept of a free Zoo in the middle of your local park seemed a bit alien but pretty exciting too us,
Unfortunately we weren't huge fans. the Zoo had a ...
... with a tourist. Which pleasantly surprised me, because I thought with all the security measures obviously in place they'd be too busy to bother. Couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating, which reflected the general attitude of all the locals we'd encountered. People are obviously proud of the city, and want to share that with anyone who visits, it seems. The crowd grew as we approached the final stages of the marathon. We walked around until we found a place only ...
... bears (o my!) giraffes, monkeys, zebra (I just said that in my head as zee-bra not zed-bra. I've been here too long!), and a polar bear. So a proper zoo. After this I mainly hung around the hostel until it was time to ship out. The first bus I'm catching as part of my 18 hour slog is heading to NY. I have to swap in Cleveland. It is another express bus, and I was a lowly 34'th in line. No seats to myself this time. Or maybe not. ...