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... and down the river, and getting an even better sense of the layout of the downtown. Numerous people live downtown, by the waterfront, riverside, where buildings like the Marina Towers means it's possible to never leave your home as all the amenities and offices are right there. It's a 75 minute cruise that culminated with a jet spout at Centennial Fountain that arches across the river. This cruise was the 1st of 2 trips on the water today. To really plan ...
After a twelve hour flight from Tel Aviv to JFK and another two hour flight from JFK to O'Hare, we are home, a little jet-lagged, but home. Home is sweet. Worship with God's people at Oak Glen tonight was led by Dr. Kloosterman ... it's good to be home. In God's providence, we sang, "Jerusalem, the Golden" tonight during the song service. How fitting and meaningful!! It was so great to see Jerusalem ...
... one of the oldest restaurants in the city. With great looking German fare, we ordered the Apple Strudel and pretzel appetizer. OMG! The pretzel was bigger than our heads and the strudel was awesome. Really authenticate German food, (wish we ate there for our dinner)
Called it a night and headed back to our hotel, as we were heading to Toronto, ON via South Bend in the morning.
... don't buy tickets from EuroRail in the future.
United also didn't pay for my hotel in Chicago, as the delay was weather related. They did at least give me a number to reserve a half-way sketchy hotel room by the airport at a discounted rate. Nothing is better than booking a room at a hotel you know nothing about and then calling to have their shuttle pick you up and standing around asking people if they are your driver. I went to bed super frustrated.
Lincoln Park Zoo and the Willis Tower were both checked off the Chicago list today, in what we like to think of as a valiant effort at being ridiculous tourists in pretty hot weather. The sunshine was simply glorious today, so for the first time since arriving the natives got a look at our pasty Irish legs. First stop was Lincoln Park and its free-to-all zoo. I'm usually not the biggest fan of zoos (a debate I won't start here!) but I'll admit it was so ...