Heart O' Chicago Motel
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... level.) The tour guide sort of glossed over my answer, saying 'yeah, yes they brought in some soil to lift the streets' and moved into something else... Does he not know about it?!
One thing I did learn though, is that in 1900 they reversed the flow of the Chicago River to prevent pollution flowing into Lake Michigan which is used as a drinking water source – can't have been easy!
Post tour I headed back to the flat, from where Sam and I walked out towards ...
... some photos we can upload and some we can't due to them being training scenarios. Suffice to say I held my own but did end up shooting someone who had surrendered. Now is probably the righttime to add he was in a wheelchair......but he did shoot my buddy! We went out onto the range and were allowed to use a Colt M4 (a fully automatic machine gun), a H & K MP5 (again fully automatic), ...
... Chicago, to start our Route 66 adventure. Route 66 officially starts from the middle of the downtown and runs all the way across America, East to West. We pulled up at a mall car park (Velparaiso) for lunch. Today we had ravioli topped with Amish cheese. Back on the road again we are heading for another Walmart, hopefully near a train. Just lots of driving today so we entertained ourselves with writing our journals (hence why this one for yesterday and today is so long !), doing ...
... they'd be too tall and block it out.
We travelled up and down the Michigan River listening to the explanation of the different buildings
.Anecdotal stories made it more interesting like the new post office about to be opened by the Mayor, only someone had miscalculated the doorway allowance. So red faces in front of the press, until a bright cookie suggested ...
... out the window and playing with our gadgets for 2 hours before we realized that no planes were taking off or landing outside.
Planes are moving again. Many flights were delayed or cancelled. The taxiway logjam has cleared up.
Our Airbus 330 just arrived from Berlin and scheduled to leave on time at 3:25pm.
Departed from Chicago on time. Due to the delayed or cancelled flights today many travelers did not make connecting ...