Marriott Chicago Midway
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... But there he was, he finally set off! I got pretty nervous watching him from below, obviously they had closed off the area immediately below him and were delaying the TV broadcast by 10 seconds in case he fell to his death! His great-grandfather died when doing a tightrope walk aged 73 in 1978. Very sad. I actually think the whole thing he is doing is very selfish, after all he has a wife and two kids! How must they be feeling??He did the ...
... some down home Chicago blues. It was one of those sublime and memorable moments for us.
By the way, and speaking of amusement parks in general, have you ever wondered why we call these 'Midways'? Well, that too began in Chicago, from the same 1893 World Columbian Exhibition, for which an amusement park was set up in the city's Midway Plaisance Park. As other cities followed Chicago's example and set up or ...
... car more than a couple of times and only for a few minutes at a time over the last month, and never near a major metropolitan expressway. It was overwhelming.
Actually, many things were overwhelming. Living with so little for so long, throwing out/giving so many things away - being down to the bare minimum, and alone the majority of every day, I was a bit in shock with my surroundings. So many distractions, so ...
... behind us).
We were staying with our chefs from camp - Kate and Alex and their family. We were the 7th and 8th people who had stayed with them in their house in Chicago - this is mainly due to the great food. The next day we went to explore Chicago with our friend Hannah (the lifeguard at camp). We all went to the Willis Tower to view the city from the sky deck and then went our seperate ways for the afternoon.
... out all the university-type folks walking around, antiquarian bookstores, trendy looking restaurants and coffee shops etc. nothing to worry about in the least. She did calm down as we walked by these indicators of a not-exactly-scary neighborhood! Contrary to our driver's assertion that no taxi would enter this area, three or four drove past us as we walked along 57th and I'm sure we could have flagged one down if ...