River Park Motel & Suites
Travel Blogs from Chicago
... the car to finish our drive to the airport, return the rental car and take the shuttle to our terminal. Getting through bag drop and security was quick so we sit here at our gate waiting for our flight to Dublin which is happily on-time. Probably going to take another little walk before they start boarding this plane.
See ya on the other side of the pond ...
... Basically it's a normal pizza with almost a biscuity textured pastry that was thick and high on the sides. The pizza had the most topping I'd seen since being over here and it was quite nice although the crust was a bit much for me. We then headed to our bike tour we had organised. And as luck would have it it started raining as soon as we got there, it didn't look promising for our tour to stay dry. The tour went along ...
... Park and Millennium Park, with a long stop to gawp at the Chicago jelly bean (Cloud Gate). I'm normally dubious about some modern art, but there is something enthralling about this 110 tonne of smooth polished metal that reflects and warps the Chicago skyline.
More walking followed as we went to Navy Pier. This was a little tacky and overly touristy, but enabled us to go on a ferris wheel which offered good views of the city's skyline from the sea...I mean ...
... Iowa, saw several bald eagles. Light snow on the ground persisting well into Illinois.
Arrived 3 hours late into Chicago Union Station, had a rude taxi driver with no GPS. Settled into our apartment, then rugged up and waddled down to the grocery shop for some healthy food. Not up to my standards. The boys arrived about 3.30am, their train from Seattle was 9 hours late. Stayed up talking till after 6.
... course) it was the tallest building in the world, a rank which it held for 25 years. The Skydeck observation level at floor 103 opened in 1974, and the glass boxes that jut out from the side, allowing foolhardy tourists with no fear of heights to stand directly over the city street 412 metres below, were only opened in July of 2009. It was mind blowing to stand there, with nothing between me and that drop but a plane of glass. Granted, they are designed to hold 5 metric tonnes, but ...
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