Holiday Inn Itasca (Woodfield Area)
Travel Blogs from Itasca
We arrived at Joe and Joan's and parked Big Mo in their driveway, no worse for the wear and tear. They had a wonderful dinner all planned for us along some of their friends. We had a lot of laughs and were struck again at how similar in mannerisms Joe and Rock are. We stayed overnight and enjoyed their hospitality immensely.
Today I decided to go to the Field Museum. With the way my taxi driver drove, I'm actually very surprised I made it there in one piece. I even swore out loud at one stage and the driver just thought I was joining him in cursing the other traffic. No Mr driver man, it's all aimed at you!
So after he pulls up at my destination, part of me wants to throw myself on the pavement, kiss it and shout "I'm alive!", however I restrain myself and on shaky legs start to walk up ...
... her daughter in Williston, ND then onto Billings and then Whitefish. Quite the journey! She is nice. Cell phone lady is still on the phone. Note to self: don't be on the phone. We just left Union Station, just a little late...2:55 instead of 2:15. Not too bad. "Ladies and gentleman, it is essential to wear shoes when walking in the train. Mmmm hmmm." The guy that makes the lounge car announcements is epic. Also, Amtrak makes really good coffee. And has Starbucks Frapaccino ...
... meant I was officially a backpacker.
As I opened the box to reveal the bag that would hold my entire life, I was struck by how many straps and buckles there were. This bag was serious business.
It was time to strap it on and see how cool I was going to look walking around the streets of Paris with my Rincon Vita.
Oh wow, this is pretty heavy. Geez, what is it going to ...
... each way! We are in the air at 7:15 AM reading our travel books and before you know it we are in the Windy City! (btw- Do you know why it's called the Windy City? It's not because of the wind-
"If you had always assumed that Chicago earned its nickname as the Windy City from the chilly gusts coming off Lake Michigan, you would be wrong. The city is windy, according to most local legends, because of the hot air bellowing from politicians." ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center