Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / River North
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... sitting in jumpers whilst everyone else was in bikinis/shorts. No idea how they were doing it. We then headed up to the bar infested neighbourhoods of west Chicago which all served fantastic local IPA and larger before finally heading over to a blues club where we sipped on whiskey whilst listening to Buddy Guy's legend's ...
... Dakota has a thing that all their visitor centres are the same. As we got closer to Chicago it was amazing to see how many road tolls there were. And only charging a couple of bucks here and there. But we probably went through 5 or 6 within an hour which was nuts. At one of the toll booths the attendant noticed our tour leader wearing a sporting teams hat and turns out he is their number one fan and went on to have a discussion with ...
A combination of (suspect) noise, jet lag and excitement meant another 5am start out of bed. Pottered around the hostel, had breakfast and out early to walk into the city.10 minutes into our day we were stood watching a polar bear (that Ni refused to believe we'd see in a park) having an early morning swim, followed by lions, tigers, monkeys and all for free at Lincoln Park Zoo.
After about an hour in the zoo we realised our brand new, specialist walking bottle was ...
... heavy colds.
Lots of trails in the snow from unknown critters. Some horses, cattle and a few sheep outside, scratching for a feed. Our train has a sad, eerie whistle.
Stopped for a few minutes at Glenwood Springs, the stopping off point for the skiing fields of Aspen. Also where Teddy Roosevelt ran the White House from the local hotel during WW2, and Doc Holiday used to come for the hot ...
... There were construction crews with huge trucks setting up barriers on both sides of the road, which was in the process of being closed to local traffic for the Columbus Day Parade. We almost gave up, but after walking back and forth, we finally saw a gap where we could cross the road and dashed across. It was worth the trouble, as you can hopefully see from the photos. The sun was obligingly shining at just the right angle, and with the city in the background, we were able to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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