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... for the start of Route 66 (remember we did it backwards as Santa Monica is the end point) in a park on Adams St. We are so happy that we've accomplished the Route 66 road trip. We take our happy snaps and start the Loop walk.
The walk just showcases some of the nicer architecture around the city. It is a mix of modern like the Trump Tower to the classic such as the Chicago Tribune building.
We spend some time in Millennium Park. There are fountains where ...
... back on. I felt like sarcastically clapping in his face. So anyway, I was picked up by my cousins wife's mum (a bit confusing but hopefully you get it...the wife is a Chicagoan), gerri who was so lovely and had offered me a place to stay at her house for a few weeks! How excited was I; I was presented with an amazing double water bed, I didn't have to lock up my stuff and had access to Netflix; what more could I want? Such a nice family, I felt welcome from the minute ...
... hot dogs and polish's on the planet, Father & Son's pizza is here, even threw in some Man vs Food spots...Icing on the cake; STILL lost about 10 pounds!!!!! YAY!! Surprisingly one of the highlights of this layover included a visit to an elderly great aunt Daisy and, meeting some new cousins; Esmeralda & Rafael. Hanging with her was like traveling back in time. Her wealth of historical knowledge made me happier than a pig in mud!! Her vintage pieces provided a sense of ...
... that was scaling the Talbott Hotel near More Cupcakes. Our second stop, just around the corner (and in a street that Yvonne and I thought we must come back to later this week) was another cupcake shop - Sprinkles. Here we were given a sample of their dark chocolate cupcake; it was at this stage that I thought I may not have the fortitude to complete the entire tour. We spent some time at Sprinkles watching customers use the 'cupcake ATM' - basically just ...
our next stop to park the Behemoth is Springfield..
from there, we toured from Lincoln - Litchfield