DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago Wood Dale - Elk Grove
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... see the city's iconic skyline. We made the Navy Pier afterwards, a large structure jutting into Lake Michigan , containing bars, theaters specialising in Shakespeare no less , and docks for large lake cruisers including a spectacular tall ship. We sipped beers and looked at the Lake and the City. The afternoon culture fix was the Art Institute of Chicago one of the. Worlds best galleries we did the American Art, Impressionists and some Ancient ...
... it all! But I think my experiences today gave me a good snapshot of what the Windy City has to offer. Tomorrow will be primarily a driving day, since it's about 9 hours to Sioux Falls, my next stopover. Today's playlist was shorter, since my drive was only 3 hours. But don't worry, I think I did a good job. First up was some Bela Fleck, from The Melody of Rhythm (also featuring Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussein), UFO Tofu and Live Art. I followed up ...
... monstrosity of a city they call "Chicago".
And although in shuffle mode, when a spontaneous, cheesy and subliminal songs like Rupaul's "The beginning" (don't judge!) comes on, it put the kick back in my step, feeding me courage while I walk around feeling all my senses come alive. It's like the diva herself is auto tuning the words "This is the beginning of the rest of your life" to me, and only me.
And I believe ...
... It is a really cool city that has a great vibe to it. There are not a lot of 'touristy' things to do there, which I liked because it gives you more time to relax and just enjoy the city (and eat and drink, our favourite past time!)
On day 1 however we decided to check off a few of the touristy things we had on our list. We walked down to 360 Chicago which is a high rise building that has a great view of the city. We sat at the bar ...
... comes to an end and we pay the bill which is over $100 and we tip the waitress $10. She looks at the $10note and screws her face up at it and says, "is this it? The expected tip is 15/20%". Mum says "that's not how we do it". Based on her arrogance, we should have only given her $1. The topic of the waitress consumes our conversation as we beat the footpaths of Chicago in search of Garrett's popcorn for dessert. Now they say this Chicago popcorn is a must do, ...