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USA Day 10 Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Detroit Michigan to Portage Indiana
Breakfast was a continental affair we chose not to have the donuts as the crazy lady in full makeup and PJ's had managed to finger every donut in making here selection. So just cereal and coffee.
I discovered that the GM Collection was not open …
... than a hotel, we had some misgivings - a fear of the unknown, teamed with less than prompt responses from our 'host', Victor. The airbnb website tells us that Victor has a 53% response rate; I'm not actually sure what this means but if 100% is ideal then it's obviously way short - and Victor had been rather lax in getting back to us with details regarding when and where to pick up keys etc. We are fortunate that we have ...
... in the cloud.
You will learn to eat new food
and find refuge in new places.
I will give you dreams in the desert
to guide you safely to that place
you have not yet seen.
The stories you tell
one another around the fires
in the dark will make you
strong and wise.
Outsiders will attack you,
and some follow you,
and at times you will get weary
and turn on each other
from fear and fatigue and
... tonight at a typical Chicago Steakhouse. Steak is as famous as pizza here and there are loads of restaurants to choose from. The one I have chosen is Gibsons, mainly due to trip advisor (again) and my guide book. It is absolutely heaving when we get there. The steaks are huge ( we end up sharing two 20 ounce steaks between the four of us). More amazing though are the desserts. Designed for ten people, they are the ...
... do and see in Chicago. Even the ceiling here was a piece of art! A must see if you go to the Windy City.
Finally, I must bid farewell to Chicago (until my next visit in the summer!) but before we take the train to the plane, we stop once again for a great brew and lunch at Miller's Pub. It seems only fitting and full circle. I have all my brochures ready for next time and I can't wait.