Super 8 Motel Rosemont / O'Hare
Travel Blogs from River Grove
The Plan - get up early and fly to Chicago, eat deep pan pizza and find the giant bean What really happened - Our flight has moved to an even earlier time than planned and so we have to get up at 4.30 am to ensure we are on time. We are bleary eyed, a little short tempered and sad to leave the rolling plains of Wyoming. But move on we must, because we are now nearly two thirds through our journey across America and we still have a long way to go before we get to the East Coast. Our ...
... there. I keep forgetting that I sound so odd to them haha.
Hunger sated I walk around and shop for my dinner. I get some wonderfully fresh salad ingredients and some chicken breasts from an Amish farm. Unfortunately there were no Amish in sight. That would have been awesome!
I wander around for a bit longer and have already decided that I will come back here. I pop into the pharmacy next door to pick up some washing powder before taking my purchases back to my digs. ...
... checked. Then the best was saved for last, the passenger behind us who should have avoided the fruit bowl served with breakfast or at least taken beano before eating filled the plane with noxious fumes so I spent the entire plane ride with either a napkin across my face used as a mask or at one point I put my entire head in my purse. I have the feeling this is going to be a wild ride so hang on tight the roller coaster is getting ready to take ...
... the water tower and go off in the theater district. Visited the Chicago Culture Centre
Had lunch in the walnut room at Macy's
Walked back along Michigan avenue to our hotel, picked up our luggage and used the Trolley Bus as our means of transport to Union Station where we would join the Amtrak to Memphis later.
8. Crime is almost non-existent. You can leave car doors unlocked WITH valuables in the car
9. F-roads require a 4x4 unless you want a hefty fine
10. F-roads are short for "Fjall", meaning mountain roads
11. The volcano that tourists can't pronounce (Eyjafjallajokull) is also known as "E-15"
12. The hot dogs are not Ballpark franks; they're usually made of lamb
13. There are NO Starbucks ANYWHERE on the ENTIRE island