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Travel Blogs from Wheaton
... up there which is like a transparent glass box which sticks out from the building suspended above the city. It was really busy on the skydecks so trying to get good photos was hard. However the views were amazing.
When we got back to Jonty's we were pooped. Theresa wanted to cook us traditional American meal for dinner so she did pot roast which is one of her favourites. It was really nice too.
The next day was our last in Chicago ...
Well, it's been about a month since I've been back so I thought I'd reflect a bit more.
Honestly, maybe it's the fact that it's summer and I haven't had to actually return to school in the US, but the transition home has been really easy for me.
I don't have an accent and never had one (sadly), but I do find myself using some British slang like "queue", "chips", and "I can't be bothered" ...
Well, I'm leaving here in a couple days and I'm getting pretty nervous/excited/anxious. Seriously, I've been physically nauseous for the past few days just from the anxiety over packing and the fact that I'm finally going to be in England, a country I've wanted to visit for years now!
So, I'm all set and packed with my bags ready to go and have been periodically checking for important things (passport, money, etc.) like a lunatic probably every two hours. I ...
... to even take us there as he said it was in the 'projects' where a young girl recently got shot playing in the street. I remembered this case as it got a lot of media attention at the time. In planning this visit, I had asked about the safety of this neighborhood on Tripadvisor and had been had been assured that this area was safe to walk around. I had been told, however, not to go north of 51st or south of 63rd ...
... Fun Fact!: The O'Leary cow was not the start of the Chicago fire, the cow and Mrs O'Leary were recently exonerated by the city of Chicago, BUT because of the fire, this allowed the re-building of the city and the incredible skyline it is now.
After the boat cruise we headed on a water taxi to the Sears Tower now called Willis tower.
Before going up we finally got a taste of the authentic ...