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... but relieved. We ate lunch and walked along the boardwalk. Lake Michigan is the most beautiful color. It's a perfect blend of blue and green. Later in the evening we came back to our hostel. I took a nap and then we walked to the beach to see the fireworks. They were nice - nothing special though. My favorite part about the beach was tossing the frisbee that I just recently bought for Alex. It lights up all ...
... to visit the Chicago Bears Pro Shop (yes more merchandise). Temperatures were a lot like the Chicago I remembered in Jan 2014 and extremely slippery under foot due to ice. Had a couple of near moments I must admit. Once back to the hotel, just chilled until it was time to head to the United Center for my first game of the trip, Hawks v Coyotes. Since last year, the Bulls Training Facility has been built and the United Center is all ...
... had sufficient (for a while). The afternoon, what remained of it, was spent at leisure, except for Wendy who went downstairs to the gym to walk off a bit of lunch. We have had a number of Skype calls from Australia, talking to Maggie from Perth and separately, Amy and Tim followed by Simon and Simone in Melbourne. They have all had an enjoyable Christmas in warmer conditions. It also sounded as though they ...
... see the area without spending a fortune, while still staying in hotels like the Crowne Plaza and the Metropolitan.
But one still needs to pack for India, Nepal and the UAE.
Bug spray and towelettes
Jet lag pills
aloe vera lotion
clothespins for sink laundry
Purell sanitizer spray, wipes, and liquid!
a day ...
... not having brought a jacket, was not going to be fun. So needless to say I had to make an extra little purchase so I didn't get pneumonia within a week of leaving home :P.
The fireworks were worth it though. They went for about 10 minutes, and could be seen all throughout the pier. After they were over though, Jess and I were buggered, and as soon as we got back to the hotel, it was definitely time for bed. Peace out from Chicago ...