Super 8 Mokena/Frankfort/I-80
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Day 27: 4323 miles
Friday, June 27
I got to Bonnie and Mike's house on Friday afternoon and spent a pleasant evening visiting with them. Bonnie -- Wally's younger sister -- and Mike have two grown daughters, who also have two young daughters. The youngest little ones were staying over, and it was fun, if a bit high-pitched, to see them.
Saturday, June 28
I got up early this morning and went for a walk before it got too hot. As it was, I ...
We woke relatively early to the sounds of a busy city gearing up for another working day. It had been a warm night, and the occasional burst of cool air from the aircon unit was welcome. We allowed Max and Sarah to get themselves organised for work by keeping out of their way; once they had left the apartment we showered and breakfasted in preparation for a day of reacquainting ourselves with the city. Our first stop was intended to be ...
... starting to set over the skyline. We must've spent about 30 minutes in lake Michigan before it was time to head back and for a tour that should've been about 90 minutes we ended up taking about 2hrs (30 minutes for free).
By now it was starting to get a little late so I decided to call it a day with the sightseeing as I fancied a night at the cinema. As I got back to the hotel I still had plenty of time until the film was on so I decided to stop off at the Hard Rock Cafe ...
Two years is a long time to wait to go to your next baseball game! I will say this - it was worth the wait. If you haven't been to Wrigley stadium yet, you need to go before they start changing and modernizing it too much. The atmosphere around this stadium is fantastic - it makes every visitor want to don their Cubs gear (or buy some if you're me). Wrigley still has that ...
... each way! We are in the air at 7:15 AM reading our travel books and before you know it we are in the Windy City! (btw- Do you know why it's called the Windy City? It's not because of the wind-
"If you had always assumed that Chicago earned its nickname as the Windy City from the chilly gusts coming off Lake Michigan, you would be wrong. The city is windy, according to most local legends, because of the hot air bellowing from politicians." ...
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