Travel Blogs from Chicago
... tram' tour (really just a van pulling a couple of carriages). Our driver, Irwin, took us around the perimeter of the gardens, pointing out places of interest and giving us a potted history lesson as we went. Once off the tram, we retraced our route back to the bonsai collection, sensory garden, heritage garden and English walled garden; detouring via the woodland walk along the way. We watched the time - the train service on the return route ...
... connection. Tonight's concert featured drummer Jack de Johnette, who (judging by the warm applause with which he was greeted) is well known in Chicago jazz circles but not exactly an Arkey household name - though a subsequent Google search informed us that he has played with the likes of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. The concert was scheduled to begin at 6:30pm, and at almost exactly that time the introductions, thank-yous and tributes began. The concert itself began at about ...
... Customer Service desk, I was able to book a flight from Chicago to Newark, to Charles de Gualle... At least I wouldn't hold Julie up in Germany. However, she didn't have the train tickets. Which is bad, as apparently EuroRail doesn't refund tickets less than 3 days in advance of the trip AND you have to have mailed them back your tickets! They couldn't even print her one to use as we had already paid for them! So, yea, they are on my short list... I'm ...
... which travelled with me just until Tofino, BC in Canada (read surfing posts) and now back to New York.
Second person is Tomris, studying at Bloomington, Indiana. While initially not staying/travelling primarily with us, she joined us for the highlight of the evening (what did I said about the firework and my attention? Hmm.. combine the two infos :P). Also eager to go out but being with a working host, she faced the dilemma of going home early. But where there is a ...
At last, one of the highlights of the trip, the famous and infamous Binny's Beverage Depot!
Binny's is a magical place - Disney Land step aside. As we walked to the entrance Rainbow arches appeared and Leprechauns (drunk of course) with large pots of gold could be found underneath). Unicorns frolicked through grassy field ... everyone was in a peaceful Utopia. And I should remind you, we hadn't even walked in the front doors ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed