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Travel Blogs from Downers Grove
... would be spent dining out and hopefully enjoying the fireworks display traditionally detonated on the stroke of midnight. We were not alone in our efforts to get down to Navy Pier. It was drawing people in from all over town, causing some traffic delays as we edged closer to the entrance of the pier. Eventually we were deposited not too far from the entrance and, without hesitation, scrambled inside and out of the cold night air. Navy Pier hosts all manner of ...
... beaches nearby was peaceful, the other buildings in the loop like friendly neighbours, and the Navy Pier quietly resting in the morning. There's not a lot of traffic around, but perhaps people were simply sleeping in on a Saturday morning.
Aside from the view, one of the attractions is the Tilt where you hold onto two bars as a hydraulic system literally tilts you 30 degrees so that you're leaning over the Magnificent Mile - another activity ...
... is super friendly to everyone. He tells me its my job to keep Hinesh happy (cause he stood in the line for me while I saved our seat). He was pretty good at his job, everyone walked out of there smiling and happy.
We walk to Willis Tower the tallest tower in Chicago and think about going up. I don't want to pay to see the view from the top ($20) but once we hear that its a 45 minute wait to get up we make a u turn out of there.
Before we start the Loop ...
... the ampitheatre. This would be great for outdoor concerts in the summer! We made our way around the Pavillion to the Chase Prominade which was busy with people setting up for the Colour Run which was taking place the next day. Following the promenade we found the center and the location of the 'Cloud Gate' aka 'The Bean'. What a cool piece of artwork... beats our cactus thats for sure! Finally we made our way to the 'Crown Fountain'. The fountain is a ...
... the states, no one else from Canada yet, but still good. I've really enjoyed my visit with a fellow hostel mate from Germany. She's a few years older then me, and traveling by herself. I mean I've read several travel blogs from solo women travelers, or about people traveling in general. But it's definitely different talking to someone who has or is traveling and living that life, then just ...
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