Motel 6 Chicago- Rolling Meadows
Travel Blogs from Rolling Meadows
This is a total of 26,137 flying miles. Some other impressive numbers:
528,200 reward points used (flights, hotels, cars)
59 hours of flying time
23 travel days
13 flight segments
9 different cities
9 different hotels
5 different airlines
2 car rentals
$509.20 – total booking fees
$33,500 – the cost of the flights per person if we paid for them
Away we go!
... we had both been told how great the architectural boat tour of the inner city was. We had time to wander down the pier for a bit after seeing some amazing sculptures in the park just across from it, before the next tour began. Chicago has some incredible outdoor art, just about every open public space you see has some kind of permanent or temporary art, often sculpture, on display. The architectural tour was so fun and interesting. Our guide was brilliant, and you could tell ...
... the Magnificent Mile - and it is! The variety of architecture, old juxtaposed with new, is a delight. Flowers and vegetables (purple cabbages), side by side, are endless along the length of Michigan Avenue. Public sculpture abounds and numerous buskers play jazz on street corners. She "Oh's" and "Ah's" and he counts Corvettes! Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue are, as in Paris, superb but beyond our reach! Our meals ...
... things in spades. And yet Chicago also moves like the quarterback of the high school football team--confident, straight teeth, totally harmless, and all-American. Even stranger is that both traits--the metropolis and the farm town--are often integrated into one person, one street, or one neighborhood. To be so American, yet so cosmopolitan, takes some getting used to...but then again, it is this resistance to easy ...
... just take our time at the museum. In the Egyptian section there were over 20 mummies, including some mummy bits (feet and hands), which was a little disturbing. I used to love seeing THE mummy at Canterbury Museum, but I think that is ruined for me now, one mummy, whatever! Probably the best bit of the museum was the ancient Americas, northwest coast and article people's and North American First Nations. I think what made that so special is because we don't have much of this in NZ. ...