Holiday Inn Chicago-Carol Stream
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- Swimming pool
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Here is where our Amazing Race began. To get this trip started, we all met us at Susanna's house around 7:00 am because it was closest to O'Hare, and then her mom drove us all to the airport. It was so difficult getting everything into the car because we all had so much luggage. We got there around ...
... with special effects built into the seats. Kylee didn't mind the water being sprayed on us or the real bubbles floating during the movie but she didn't care for the scary parts and put her head into her blanket several times. Kaleb liked the movie but it was too short for him. We ate lunch, which cost a ridiculous amount of money, almost $50. From there we walked the lower level waiting for the 2:00 pm aquarium show. While waiting for the show Kylee fell asleep and woke up as ...
... with no people in them, but as we arrived just around 1230, people were everywhere and you just have to politely wiggle your way in, take your photos with everyone else in it. The bean's highly reflective after all, so you'll always get more than you think. The west side of the bean (away from the water) does seem to have a slightly smaller crowd, and it's a better spot to get a reflection of the skyscrapers on the metallic surface.
Taking advantage of ...
... hell! We sat in the hospital waiting room waiting for mags and she was told that the cream she was putting on and some stronger ibuprofen would be the only thing to soothe the pain. We walked back into downtown in the midday heat and so treated ourselves to another chipotle meal, introducing Lucy to the finesse of Mexican fast food... But she made the number one faux pas in chipotle which is to point at the meat you want over the glass barrier ( Obama did it and it caused ...
... a seat around the bar. A couple of drinks and nibbles at rather expensive prices but hey it was worth it for the views and the photo opportunities. A few of us oldies may remember the Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot who had a particularly eerie song called the " wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and remembering that I had to a have a beer by the Great Lakes Brewing Company called the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Time to head back to the hotel for a coffee and a good night catch up ...