Buckingham Athletic Club
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... inadequate. Oz licence not recognized! We keep calm. I explain we have had no problems with this before can't they retrieve the suitcase if necessary as it had literally gone 2 minutes before etc etc, no no , still nice, wait here, blhblahblah eventually it transpires that all he has to do is to go through the 'normal' security line, I am through the other one, asking if I must remove my bangles as usual. No no but they were wrong, the buzzer screeches and back I go, ...
We didn't have to go far for dinner. There was a Japanese restaurant next door to our hotel where we enjoyed a lovely meal. After dinner we went for a walk but only got a few steps outside the restaurant when we heard someone calling for help, it was a police man on a bike who was trying to restrain a man and we think another woman was also involved. Immediately police cars ...
... important to the Prairie style and even the vertical grout on brick was coloured 'out' to emphasize the horizontal!
Sunday afternoon is beautiful and I head to the river and an Architecture of Chicago Foundation Boat tour - 90min of lovely boat ride with interesting, pleasant voiced commentary...great!!
Then, a first visit to Fannie Mays who knew they sell chocolate I thought they were a mortgage default business!!
Walk down Michigan Ave to Millenium Park - ...
... the one that took you all the way out to Wrigley Field, and now I can't go.
Instead, in order to see some of the city, we plumped for a hop on/off tour. Well, we experienced the Windy City, that's for sure! Bloody hell, it was slightly chilly on the open top deck of that bus in certain places. I was better dressed than Julie and Angie too; they must've been freezing. Once we'd done the full loop, we jumped off to find hot drinks ...
... of a paint job. The concessions need a serious upgrade, as the best food available was an admittedly delicious bratwurst (I had two), and the best beer available was Old Style (I had two, of those, too). And, I saw the absolute worst seat I've ever seen in a stadium (section 220, row 7, seat 1), and I can't believe they sell it in good conscience. It was directly behind a pole behind home plate. You can see third base, and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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