TheWit - A DoubleTree By Hilton
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Parking hideously expensive $ 50 per night!
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... the cargo area. We finally took off about an hour or so late -- but the pilot told us that with the tail winds the flight would only be about 7 hours -- and we would arrive on time or a little early. The flight was okay. I watched a movie ("Boyhood" -- which is rumored to be likely for the "Best Picture"Academy Award) and napped on & off after dinner. Karl played solitare and tried to nap. Despite having lay-flat seats, we both found it hard to sleep.
... stepped up to the ticket counter the agent informed Carlo in rapid Spanish that our flight was delayed by an hour and would depart at 3 pm. They printed off new tickets for us, checked my bad, and we were directed towards security. There were two check points but thankfully Carlo and I were the only people in line so we easily went through.
Seeing as it was about lunch time, I figured it would be a smart idea to get some food and started to look around ...
Ok so what's with the title? We are now in Chicago - home of the deep dish pizza, the 'great' fire and the 'Billy Goat' cursed Chicago Cubs (apparently a long time ago a well known eccentric who always travelled with his pet goat was denied entry to a Cubs game, which started a losing streak). Before I go too far into Chicago I should mention that before leaving Toronto we caught a Maples Ice Hockey game. ...
... where their mouths are water spurts out creating the fountains. It certainly creates an interesting effect and is different from a lot of other fountains you see thats for sure. Given it was such a sunny day there were plenty of kids taking advantage of the water to cool themselves down and I felt like jumping in with them. We strolled again along Michigan Avenue which borders the park taking in some of the skyline that we would explore in more depth over the next few ...
... she shut up.
As we approached Chicago, the dark sky rumbled with deafening thunder, and great flashes of lightening lit up the impressive skyline. The storm raged on all night, and I've never seen anything like it. The whole sky flashed white with each deafening crack of lightening, and the thunder was so loud that it drowned out the sound of traffic.
We only had a short time in Chicago, so in the morning we went straight to Millennium Park, a ...