Travel Blogs from Chicago
... By the time we got back to the hotel there were warnings of tornados and flooding, however we only had a small amount of rain so I think we missed the big storm. Graham has an early start tomorrow as the bike racking today was cancelled because of the impending storm. So it was a quiet night in before the last triathlon day, Graham going off at 11.35, the elite men at 5pm and then closing ...
Well, in the sky again!
The toilets were flooded in the hotel this morning, so there was a plumber going around to fix them. I had breakfast while he did. Made another waffle! The news said while the winds last night were severe, no funnel clouds hit Chicago, although they were filmed in other areas. So panic for nothing except scary noises and floating poop.
My flight wasn't until quarter to six in the evening ...
I miss my Disney family but, We will keep in touch :) ~Leah
Some final thoughts on our journey home and the experience overall:
First, thanks to everyone who read the blog and commented on the blog. It was nice to know that you all were interested in our big adventure, and it encouraged me to keep writing. I know I will be glad to have the memories documented practically real time. Now that the jet lag is bearable, I need to take the time ...
... were given a garden salad to start and it had whole raw baby carrots in it that I didn't fancy. Knowing Wills likes carrots I asked did he want my carrots. He said in a raised voice "I didn't get ANY carrots!". We were sitting opposite two other people and so I just quietly said I only had two and he could have them to which he shouted "You got two! I didn't even get one!". I'm not sure what that couple made of this but I chucked the two carrots on his plate and he piped down.
... in line and then all the ladies get milk duds after breakfast. Tradition. Our waitress said that we really come for her world famous service. She was great! She was efficient and funny and I wanted to wrap her up and take her home.
After breakfast at Lou Mitchell's. Derek suggested we get on the double decker bus and tour Chicago. It was a great idea because the weather was perfect! Any picture looks better with a blue ...
Other places to stay in Chicago
Magnificent Mile, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $172
- VERY NICE HOTEL
- Pleasantly Surprised
- Avoid this hotel!
The Loop, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $197
- Top Notch Hotel
- Nice hotel & great location
- Mixed review
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $174
- Enjoyable Stay
- Would stay here again!
- Whats all the hoopla
Streeterville, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $195
- Great Free Breakfast & Happy Hour!
- Exactly what we needed
- Are you kidding? This place is super-fabulous-great-terrific
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Cool Hotel
- Sleek decor but need to work out the kinks
- Some things to keep in mind....
Gold Coast, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $152
- Better than Home
- Millenium Knickerbocker
- Not again here either
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $155
- Allerton Chicago!
- Great Hotel
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $217
- Great hotel
- Loved the Wyndham!
- Great location, Great Room
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Weekend getaway
- Loved It
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Heavenly Bed IS heavenly
- Fabulous Location...Room a Little Small
- Exquisite corner room view of the Mag Mile!!!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $213
- GREAT BEDS!!
- Best night's sleep in town!
- Breakaway Offer
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $206
- Nice staff-terribly trained
- Very nice hotel; I was pleased
- Have to check it out!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $195
- A pleasant and upbeat experience
- James was OK, but not fantastic
- Great Hotel, Great Location
Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $190
- Some great views.
- Hotel 71 rocks!
- Potential but not a four star.
River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $136
- Great View
- Don't go for the pool
- Excellent! I Highly Recommend!
The Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $162
- Nothing Spectacular
- Great Chicago Lodging
- Fantastic hotel! Great rates!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $203
- Good service hit and miss
- Stay some where eles!!!
- Very Hip W
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $163
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- We Will Definitly return!
- A room with NO BED????????
- Not up to par
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $197
- I Will Never Stay Anywhere Else!
- Wonderful food, great design and atmosphere
- Great bathrooms
The Loop, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $208
- Fantastic Fourth
- Shocking experience!
- Wonderful getaway at the Fairmont
The Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- Creepy, creepy, creepy
- Made our stay in Chicago wonderful.
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $184
- They ruined Mothers Day!
- Loved The Drake!
- Loved the Drake
Magnificent Mile, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $209
- Excellent Hotel
- A great hotel.
Central Chicago, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Worst Hotel Ever Experienced
- ***BEWARE*** Choose another hotel in Chicago
- Holiday Inn Chicago
O'Hare Airport, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Great hotel!!!
- Another soulless Hilton
- Mixed feelings...