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... in the passport seems to explain it. We have a long wait for the bag, almost the last one off. Surprised to see another red and black beast, almost identical, come off at the same time.
Murray gets $400 on the 28Degree MasterCard for a $1.50 fee, Dianne sorts out transportation, and we agree the $55 taxi is the way to go, especially as it is after 10 PM, freezing, and lightly snowing. It is a long haul into town, past illuminated oil rigs advertising drilling ...
Aussie Rampage Playlist:
All That Jazz - Chicago (Catherine Zeta Jones)
Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
Stronger - Kanye West
Battle Scars - Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco
NB: Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco are all from Chicago.
We're getting ready to leave!! We got to the airport really early because there is a NATO summit going on in Chicago this weekend, and we expected traffic and delays. Grandma and Grandpa got to our house around 10:30 and after a few stops, we were on the road by 11. Got to O'hare and to ...
... essentially a clean slate for range of architects at the time to come and play. The result is heady mix of styles and colours that some how all blend perfectly together to form a magnificent whole. Down town is literally building after building of loveliness (did I mention at one stage I nearly when into architecture or interior design? I also love form and pattern and all my senses are tingling here).
But before architecture there is the Chicago Art ...
... a few different things, I ended up having a Turkey Sub (not bad) and some Funnel Cake (batter deep fried then sprinkled with powders sugar - surprisingly good). There was a Beatles cover band playing so that added a nice spin to celebration.
From there we went to a cafe and had ice cream (where Justin - Lauren's boyfriend - and Lauren's parents met for the first time, I went along because I was there and added a little novelty to ...