Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
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... br> parking and reserve a spot.
Restaurants: Chango Loco (navy pier), Todoroki Japanese (Evanston)
Wow, what a day! One thing the Windy City offers (or any big city for that matter) is walking, walking and more walking and some whining (and I don't mean the wining I'm hoping for.) And a bleeding wallet. Food cost money. Parking cost money. Attractions cost money. Kids cost money. Money cost money (literally). But with all that comes ...
... but they were 'into it'!!
Would love to stay longer but the 'body calls' - eat at the hotel - a lovely waitress with a very strong Russian accent - who finds me a bag (her initiative) so I can carry the can of micro-brewer beer I have bought back to my room discreetly!!
Tuesday - Im torn and tired and decide - over a delicious breakfast from Prairie Bread Co - oatmeal with fruit/nuts and good coffee - to stay in Oak Park - lots of small shops - also a stop ...
As it wasn't snowing, and the temperature was a little warmer, only 10 below at 10am, we caught a bus to Navy Pier. The first bus we caught was full of society's dispossessed, disabled and thoroughly disagreeable people. Terry loves this interaction with local people. Me, I hold my breath and keep my eyes down. We had to run for the bus, and Terry doesn't understand that I can't/won't run for buses or anything. I must have looked funny as ...
... space inside is so cramped it makes you wonder how anyone could stand to live inside for any length of time. The exhibition itself is fascinating and very detailed, covering the history of the sub, to what happened to its German crew after it was captured during World War II. And it makes for some very cool photos.
Another museum worth a visit is the Field Museum of Natural History. Coming from Ireland, where ...
... offering everything from burgers to smoothies. There are also beer stands at every turn. For some, this day is going to end very messy. Actually by the looks of it, some people's days are going to end very soon haha It seems almost everyone has the same idea as myself to head to this stage site early, so I get a spot and stand my ground. During the set the sky again blackens and the heavens open. It's ...