Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Elk Grove Village O'Hare
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Easy to find close to mall and interstate. easy to drive to a metro station car aprk and communte the rest of the way.
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After settling into our hotel we walked about .8 of a mile to the Skydeck " formally the Sears tower". Weather was in high 40's and foggy/ sunshine. I had bought Go Passes ahead of time so no waiting in lines except for a short wait for the elevators. We had to take 3 different ones to make it all the way up to the 103rd floor. We were all nervous as we were scrunched into a packed elevator with about ...
... of trains and barges to cross the river. We circumnavigated the lodge taking in the views across to Starved Rock while also in search of a geocache hidden in an old Italian "letterbox" chair (one of only two in the world - the other being owned by Ozzie Osborne) located near the entrance to the lodge. Eventually it became apparent that the chair was inside the lodge and the cache quickly found. A coffee of dubious quality warmed us up in the cafe ...
... night, but upon talking to the ticket agent who generously offered to refund our night architecture cruise for the night lake cruise, and having done the day architecture trip, we decided it was best to watch the Navy Pier fireworks from the waters on the lake, with the Chicago skyline serving as a backdrop. A price reduction didn't hurt either and also gave us extra time to eat. A pretty exciting display of fireworks confirmed we made the right choice.
... Tower Place. I grab some dumplings and bao (bbq pork buns) for lunch from Wow Bao. I like the dumplings so much that I go for round 2. Hinesh has his ham, cheese and salad sandwich.
After lunch we head to Victoria Secrets (since we were in the neighbourhood). My beloved is nearly stolen away from me by one of the sales ladies. She asks me if Hinesh was my boyfriend then continues to go goo goo ga ga over his eyes. She's holding my hand saying he is handsome and she ...
We had to really cram as much into today as we possibly could. Allowing ourselves a late-ish start of 9.00, I was determined to taste the pleasures of the hotel's Spa. Wonderful facilities- a steam room that has me wondering if we can have one like it at home; a sauna which was not as unbearably hot as they normally are; a herbal sauna room with rosemary and sage crisping in the heat (which made me think there may have been a leg of lamb cooking in ...