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... Cloud' - its now 5:30 I need to go home
taking the 'L' I arrive in Oak Park and stop at Bella's an Italian restaurant near the hotel a
bowl of Minestrone and Pino Grigio cake - lemon flavour and an Americano (the waitress had no idea what I was ordering but the barrista did- yeah!! ) sit and review my guidebook and when sufficiently refreshed walk the short block to the hotel and ......my bed!!
Monday - the day is mine to see Chicago - another ride on the ...
... an hour late, which wasn't a problem for us, we walked out of the station to the street and it was snowing. We got a taxi without too much trouble from the station to our new home, not sure about our new home yet, we have been very spoiled so far.
We went on an explore and found the supermarket for supplies, came home and had showers, nothing like a nice hot shower, changed clothes that ...
From Chicago it's not far away to Oak Park, where two very famous persons were active - Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright.
In case of Hemingway you can visit his birth house which is a museum now. We decides against it as the entrance fee was quite high. But the reviews are very good and it seems worth to visit it.
... so many had just been built this millennium. The weather was glorious again and a great deal cooler. Favourites? The Marina Towers, with its car and yacht park; the 'Diva', a curvaceous glass construction with interesting reflections; and the Trump Tower, which blended in so well. The view from Lake Michigan was wonderful too. My plans to go south to the University were thwarted by a complete inability to find the Metra station on Randolph. I had to ask a local who took me ...
... so you can take some arty photos. There was a super view of the skyline. I spent just an hour or so in the Art Institute though you could spend a day there. I concentrated on the American art and Impressionists. Some super sculpture as well, including one of four cowboys I'd seen in London. Naturally all the postcards I wanted of the pictures I liked the most weren't there. This international conspiracy continues. Key learn in Chicago: some stations' names are duplicated. ...