Wingate by Wyndham Arlington Heights
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... to Washington, arriving there around midnight. Using Mary's advice, we said that we were not prepared to do that, and instead, would like to be put into a hotel overnight and that we would take the Washington train the next evening. Without a fuss, they cancelled our train reservation, and gave us a voucher for a room at the Swissotel (one of Chicago's finest hotels) and vouchers for taxi fare and breakfast. This works out great for ...
... have to add something to the city. And they do. So many familiar facades - Aidan started to recognise them from his favourite movies, and then we get told they are filming the latest Transformers movie here!!!!!! He looked like a goldfish just gulping away.(Sorry, no. Didn't see filming, only film trucks outside Trump Tower).
You have to love the story about the city reversing the flow of the river to make sure that ...
... ride as long as we were safe. Jack and Grace thought it was the best. Our tour took us around Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears football team, all through Grant Park, past the Shed Aquarium, the Planetarium, Lake Michigan beaches, and more. We enjoyed many great viewing spots of the Chicago skyline, public art, and unique buildings. We were fortunate that the rain held off during our Segway tour. After ...
We stepped off the plane to it snowing in Chicago! We got the subway to Lincoln park to our hostel. It was a nice area of town, within close proximity to lots of attractions and was just outside the city. The subway system was easy to work out and this was our main means of transport around the city. When we arrived we ran a few blocks trying to find somewhere for dinner. We ate and watched the snow falling from the window and we both agreed we did ...
... the buildings and areas we were looking at. The guide also gave us some of the history of various buildings etc. At the end of the visit we got back on the bus and made our way back to the hostel to get ready to go out for dinner. We went to a steak house about five minutes walk away which was so good we went back again the next night.
During the bus tour the guide told us about the great Chicago fire of 1860 something. The story goes that it was started ...
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