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Well what a fabulous week we had in Chicago.
The only first thing we noticed was that the Windy City wasn't windy but then I was told that windy was actually referring to all the bragging that Chicagoan's(!People who live in Chicago) do about their city and therefore hadn't missed out on anything!
And we soon realized, well at least from a Summer perspective, why they brag so much, we loved exploring this city.
We got to hang out and stay with Anna & ...
We headed to the Admiral Club which is affiliated with Qantas – brief hiccup when I showed our boarding passes as we're only Ruby One World and its the classes above which qualify but then I mentioned that we were Qantas Club members and that immediately solved the problem. We spent a very comfortable couple of hours there and I managed a bit of blog updating.
Our flight to Chicago was delayed slightly but we got on – a pencil ...
... the many bridges connecting the banks of the Chicago river, and it gave me a great appreciation of the wonderful architecture of this great city. Just about every building we went by on either side of the river was designed by some powerhouse architecture firm or person, and unique design features complemented the surrounding structures while giving each building its own distinct flair. Different time periods and architectural styles work effortlessly together, and no two ...
... special exhibit of Greek art.
Once we were finished here, Don and I
Went to see some of the some of the more popular items in the collection.
Some of the artists we viewed were, George Seurat, Claude Monet, Grant Wood, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keef and others. This museum is quite overwhelming and a bit crowded since it was ...
... I felt myself starting to get annoyed as we had a 3-4 hour drive to Springfield IL ahead of us!!! At 2 the attendant came around offering everyone lunch, burgers & chips (Crisps in England). We happily accepted as by this point we were staving. At 15.45pm we arrived in Chicago, we had no apology from anyone but we were in such a rush we didn't have time ...