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... eaten this US chain before and recommended the food, so we went in.
This proved to be a very good choice. Our strawberry cocktails were delicious, and the 'bourbonzola' beef burger I had (bourbon sauce, gorgonzola and onion rings) was one of if not equal to the best burger I have ever had.
We headed to Howl at the Moon at about 9:30 and proceeded to enjoy the amazing music of a four piece band that continually changed instruments, with everyone taking turns to ...
We seemed to have drunk an awful lot but, since I was on holiday, the hangover was slight. Met Bill and Eva by the Chicago Architectural Foundation office and we climbed aboard the First Lady boat. The 90-minute tour took us along both branches of the Chicago River. The guide was informative, lucid and interesting; not only pointing out all the skyscrapers but explains about the river itself. Converted warehouses, Art Deco high rises, modern and post-modern skyscrapers all featured. I ...
Another hot day (33C). I negotiated the Loop OK and headed for the Untouchables tour, a cheesy ride around Chicago's history of gang rivalry during Prohibition, led by a couple of guys in smart suits. Al Capone, Dillinger, St Valentine's Day Massacre - we saw the lot. It was a hoot! I then ate a classic Chicago pizza, deep-filled and filling, then walked down the Magnificent Mile, ignoring the smart shops but admiring the architecture. Millennium Park has a terrific Anish ...
... and did not take long to remind us that we are not great aficionados of free or improvisational jazz. It was lovely, however, just sitting in the park (with a few thousand others) on a mild summer's evening. The music finished shortly after 8:00pm and we joined the flood of people exiting the park - said goodbye to Max and Sarah as we neared the hotel and headed to our room for an early night. Tomorrow is expected to be hot (33C) again, we will need to plan our activities ...
... in Damen and wish that we were spending longer in Chicago. We reunite with our backpacks and make our way to the Amtrak Station. Nicole cannot find her rail tickets - we search the entire metro ride over - nope - panic sets in. We arrive at the old Union Station - beautiful, we agree that it may be the one from the film 'My Best Friends Wedding' we must look this up also. We empty her bag and find the tickets - crisis averted. Train to Memphis here we ...
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