Residence Inn Chicago Southeast/Hammond
Travel Blogs from Hammond
... I've hit a wall and am getting a bit tired. I'm finding it hard today to motivate myself. I've still got a couple of museums I want to see so I check how many days I have left to do these things on the calendar. Plenty of time. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. It only feels like last week that I landed "fresh off the boat".
As I'm wandering the streets today ...
... cracked and potholed, and every wall was graffiti'd with slogans like "another day, another hustle", "Pilsen's not for sale", and "I need your dreams" being barked by a wartime Uncle Sam wearing a hat labelled "lies". And above it all you can see the Sears tower in the distance.
Parts of Pilsen are nicer, and it does have a semi-friendly mediterranean appeal, but I wouldn't have been there at night. I also partially wish I hadn't gone because the ...
This was a long day! I woke up at 2:30 am because I was excited about our upcoming adventure, making sure I packed everything, etc. Jim, Kevin, and Erin took us to the Madison Airport at 11 am, where we boarded at 1 pm. Quick flight to Chicago (yes Mom & Dad - we looked for your house, but Iīm we couldnīt find it...) and then boarded the Iberia plane to Madrid at 4 pm.
We were in the middle seats (2 seats on the left, 4 seats in ...
... the river to bake in the glorious sun , of course with a cold beer. An elderly gentleman complemented this boat ride, by informing us all about the unique architecture throughout the cities buildings. I counted at least four eras of architecture.......... gothic, post modern, international modern, and Art Deco, plus so many examples of more, but these styles had iconic buildings to remember them more easily!
With the boat tour over, we wandered down along the river ...
The journey begins as I travel to Portland for a week before studying abroad in Hong Kong. My layover in Chicago was a few hours so I left to have lunch at Chipotle with one of my college roommates Jamie. Not much to see around O'hare but better than sitting in a airport people watching.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services