Carlton Inn Midway
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... now through but wait, now I have to stand in an enclosed capsule, hands above my head, feet on marked footprints being xrayed or some such. Jon comes through his side, has to enter the same capsule and then gets patted down by a rubber-gloved guy who then tests the gloves and then swabs Jons hands and again tests...he's through. one of the nice guys who assisted through this process jokingly reminds us to always travel with passport. We will we will I trillI ...
... other police raced to his assistance. It felt like a scene out of a movie and we couldn't believe the quick response from the police. We continued our walk and left the police to get on with their job.
Our next day day began with returning our rental car and finding a post office to send home a parcel. We then walked around some of the inner city and went down to Navy ...
... 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 ...
... while we decided what to do for the rest of the afternoon. Food incidentally, ended up being the world famous Billy Goats Cheezborger Cheezborger Cheezborger. Not really sure how famous they really are, but they were delicious.
When doing our Hop On/Off loop, we discovered that Chicago is a busy city on a Sunday. Traffic seemed fine, but the lines at both the history museum and aquarium where a couple hours wait, so Tom (our ...
... pretty much it. I was also quite surprised to see advertising carved into the Ivy of the outfield wall. People had a big enough fit when they finally installed lights to enable night games in 1988. I can't imagine what happened when ivy was torn out.
Anyway, enough with what's wrong with it. Just the atmosphere of being at Wrigley Field was electrifying. I mean, come on, it's Wrigley Frickin' Field! The view from ...
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