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... when we received our bill and found out that we had been served by Jesus himself (we have proof!) The three of us walked around the downtown area, with Mary pointing out all the points of interest. What a gorgeous day...blue skies, warm sunshine, but still fairly strong winds funnelling through the tall buildings, reminding us of the fierce storm that had hit the city only less than 24 hours before. Our large breakfast was still with ...
... the road we saw something new - a triple tandem truck. For folks out West this is probably no big deal, but us Easterners it a real thrill.
Today was a school day of course. Since Suzanne had a "captive" audience for 10+ hours in the Suburban she got in 2 days worth of school. The boys all have lap desks and did well. We did see that handwriting exercises are a bit more challenging in ...
... they had a large display of Jim Lovell's collection. Yes the Jim of Apollo 13, but he had done a lot more than just that mission. Everyone is glad we stopped here. Oh, and they have the most gorgeous cafeteria you've ever seen!!!! Hopefully we've added a picture.
A short piggyback ride to the aquarium and into another kind of world. They have a marvellous number of displays, including dolphins and Beluga whales - but their tanks really are a little small. ...
... so this 3 night extended stay was very nice indeed.
My impressions of Chicago remain much the same. As big cities go, it has appeal. I like the housing and neighborhoods in the north suburbs. I couldn't live in the winter climate though. And other than California, we saw the highest gas prices in the nation inside the city limits. Cross out of the city and prices drop by 10-20%.
... was a little more mundane after that, arriving in Chicago after eight hours was still exciting, especially when I caught a glimpse of the distance skyscrapers of downtown. Caoimhe and I were greeted by two Chicago residents, Dylan (her boyfriend) and his roommate Derek, who very nicely allowed me to stay at their apartment for the first few nights. Andersonville, the neighborhood where they live, hit me as being very American - the wide streets, ...
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