Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook / Deerfield
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... 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 ...
... interesting from Eric. We all seemed pretty disappointed that the majority of the buildings from the gangster days had since been demolished. Apparently the attitude in Chicago is "if you can't see it, it didn't happen". It makes it slightly harder to visualise what we are being told but I have a great imagination so I just roll with it. We go to the Biograph Theatre where John Dillinger was gunned down and plenty of other "kill" sites in ...
... were loaded into a single van. We didn't get to spend any time in Port-au-Prince, but driving along the roads near the airport painted a clear picture of the endless rows of tarp and metal shack roofs. I quickly realized that there aren’t very many businesses and the ones that are in place have set up store fronts in shipping containers. The hour and half trek through the winding mountain road was both beautiful and eye opening as we prepared to understand ...