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Travel Blogs from Downers Grove
... and American Doll. Yes, we splurged on a Bitty doll for Kylee and Legos for Kaleb. I think I just went into the Lego Store to get some of my manliness back after spending time in an outrageously, expensive, girly store. Nonetheless, Kaleb and Kylee we're excited. We made a trip to the John Hancock Tower with our City Pass but forgot that we used that pass at the Science and Industry Museum. So we came back out and headed ...
... through corn country. Almost all of the crop had been harvested with only a few remaining paddocks being harvested before the winter snows arrived. Our in-car navigation system had us turning off the Interstate and on our way to Starved Rock State Park which includes a rocky outcrop that overlooks the Illinois River. The park also includes a large lodge that has its history reaching back over 100 years to a time where getting there from Chicago involved ...
... fan of the deep pan pizza though. The base had a pastry like texture and tasted like a pie. They were also insanely filling, I could only manage two slices without the crusts. They had a wall of fame on the wall by the toilets where celebrity's had signed a picture for Gino's with a thank you message.
Next it was time to head to the airport where we are flying to the Big Apple (New York) to stay with Rob's other aunt and uncle.
... a police officer and he tells me it's a memorial for all fire fighters today. Washington is filled with very new looking buildings. It's ultra clean, squeaky clean. It's a very different pace from NYC, the roads are very broad and long and leafy. The grass and trees arena olive green colour as opposed to the lush green in NYC. There seems a very lazy type place to live, very much home away from home. Our train is called - all passengers for Chicago. It's an Amtrak ...
Saturday was our first full day in Chicago, so we left the hotel about 9am in search of breakfast - it appears the residents of Chicago love their breakfasts, so we had to wait a while but found a great, authentic breakfast diner, which filled us up for a large part of the day. Had a walk over the river, past Trump building and then caught the famous Chicago Loop (yet another urban form of transport for my list). Unlike the misleadingly named Skytrain ...
Other places to stay in Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove | 3 star hotelfrom $120
1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove | 4 star hotelfrom $86
1113 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove | 2 star hotelfrom $54
3031 Finley Road, Downers Grove | 2 star hotelfrom $84
3150 Finley Road, Downers Grove | 2 star hotelfrom $77
3010 Finley Rd, Downers Grove | 2 star hotelfrom $71