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Travel Blogs from Downers Grove
The day started like no other since our arrival - blue, sunny skies and (relatively) mild (above 0C) conditions. This presented us with a dilemma when it came to deciding what to wear when venturing outside. Eventually, minus one layer under our down jackets, we stepped outside and headed south through Merchandise Mart to the German Christmas Market that is a tradition in Chicago. Every year, prior to Christmas, a German Market sets up ...
... Paul opted out due to the drive to the next hotel tonight. It was a fun night. Always great to see the Hogans.
Off to Madison, Wisconsin tonight to sleep and on the Dells tomorrow for some water fun! Check back tomorrow. Please excuse any spelling errors, incomplete sentences or just pure nonsense throughout this blog. I am either writing on the road, in bed after a long day or after a couple vinos...or sockies....sakes.
See you ...
... At the recommendation of a friend from church this morning, we ate at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. It was yummy! We highly recommend the bruschetta as an appetizer. Fresh tomatoes & just enough garlic on the bread! Can you tell I'm all about the food on this trip!?! Now, it's time to settle in to our comfy, swank beds! Sightseeing ...
... happily arrive at the hotel for SLEEP!!
Sunday - ok so this is where the breakfast from yesterday showed up a lovely buffet but we only have 30min before the bus leaves for our last 2 houses -- one of the group members works for whomever makes Carmex so he provides us with a large choice of their products to
ensure his trip is 'business deductable' I am sure!!
Heller house/Robie House - the Robie house is unbelieveable and even more so the story that after it ...
... Eve, and wished me well as I departed for Atlanta. I'm all packed up for 4 months in a new hemisphere. I've got an uber-mega suitcase packed with all the summer clothes I own (which isn't much living in Minnesota), a carry-on suitcase, and a backpack. In between all of my belongings, I've got American snacks and granola bars stuffed in any remaining pockets of air. Don't you think I'm going four months without my candy ...
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