Homestead Studio Suites - Chicago - Lombard - Oak Brook
Travel Blogs from Lombard
Walking around aimlessly for about an hour looking for the place John
had booked was well worth it. The apartment we got was absolutely
brilliant. Massive, Comfy and brilliant. It had a jacuzzi bath!! And
the worlds tallest double bed, and there's only a chuffing super
market at the end of the road. It was the cheapest so far. ($150 for
3 for 4 nights! Airbnb.co.uk people). We just rented a room as there
was a lovely women called Kristin (If you're reading this, ...
... to check in and we stake out the comfortable chairs -- thanks, Century House. The others straggle in, comparing suitcase weights. Everyone is under 44 pounds which will be our limit during the rest of the trip. Plane to Chicago is packed but leaves on time. Flight time is about 25 minutes but we spend an equal amount of time taxiing, the scenic route around O'Hare. Terminal B is pretty quiet for a Monday morning and we sit for a couple of ...
It looks like I am finally starting my discovery of America for real. Before heading to the
backroads, I made a brief stop in the windy city, Chicago. It is my favorite big city in the
whole United States. So much variety and energy. On this occassion, the city is honoring
the Ryder Cup by displaying 40 something golf balls 3 feet in diameter, each painted ...
... famous sail-styled art museum. We parked on Michigan Street and walked a few blocks west to the riverwalk to try and find the Bronze Fonz. The TV show Happy Days was set in Milwaukee and we found the Fonz (eventually) standing in front of a Chinese restaurant in his classic pose.
It was time to get back to the car before the peak hour traffic started and we drove south on Interstate 94 just across the border into Illinois whilst avoiding the highway tolls. Our destination ...
... but snow all the same. We drove up to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway (which was closed) and the out to Dupont State Forest to see the raging Triple Falls.
Wednesday we were up and out of the house at 8AM for the drive to Greenville-Spartannburg airport. It was the twistiest, longest hour long drive ever. We vowed to come back a different way. After a quick flight change to head through DC instead of Philly we were on our ...