Red Roof Inn Chicago-Downers Grove
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... passes, we then hopped on a bus down the Magnificent Mile back to the Hancock Building, hoping to have missed the crowds at the Cheesecake Factory. Unfortunately, no luck as we waited 35 minutes, and then found out it would be another 40 for food. For travellers with Tall Ship Windy Tickets at the pier, we decided to head off and try our luck elsewhere. Our travels would continue to confound us today as we somehow managed to then find a Starbucks that had run out ...
Man were we tired as we trudged back to the water taxi to Union station to return to the hotel. That evening we strolled over the road to our favourite restaurant, with no jackets. Imagine our surprise when a little while later we saw it was raining heavily. We had to run back to the hotel!
Day 3 of our stay in Chicago will be on a new entry.
... neighbourhood and eventually made our way into the city and had dinner at an Italian restaurant along the Magnificent Mile called Bar Roma, which served the most amazing food. The arancini with garlic and truffle oil and my sangria cocktail infused with ginger, black current and thyme were standout numbers. As well as the flavoured goats cheese on freshly roasted bread. My word, what a dinner! Our goal was to wait until the sky turned black. By then ...
... up we walked through some of the gardens on our way to the water features. These on the other hand are definitely better at night because the colour and photos didn't always come through. Off we walked to the water fountain which pumps so much water through with such power it was cool to watch. While we were walking through the millennium park area we noticed so many different pieces of quirky hidden artwork. You could easily get lost in there for days. Once we finished in the park ...
... We met up with one of Chris' previous work colleagues Dan at the Sedgwick building. Dan has some serious office space to be jealous of and the company has a great view from their conference room. This visit reminded me that I currently work nowhere...a happy yet somewhat strange feeling.
Figured we would say goodbye one more time to Timothy O'Tooles (making 5 total lifetime visits so far) See you next time Timmy!