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Night 0: Pre-packin Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL I feel like a wildebeest sometimes. Certain times of the year engender in me an urge to move. I think I know what gets me moving in June. That much is obvious: the school year is finally over. I love my job teaching history, and teach history to my own kids when my students disappear in June, but the politics and pressure of the school makes me feel like I'm holding my breath all year and by this ...
... however the security dude on the gate let us go in and take pics. We then found a little mexican place... Menus in Spanish and TV in Spanish... Hmmm big Espanola influence here!! Our GPS 'Mary-Lou was a tad confusing though. At Hubbard she told us it was only 6 hours to Chicago.... Hmmm it was 4 to Indianapolis and another 3 to Chicago!! So here we are at the Holiday inn repacking for our flight tomorrow to LAS ...
... also went into the Atwood Sphere, which was the first planetarium in Chicago when it was installed in 1913.
In addition to the unusual exhibits, they had ones I had expected on the solar system and the universe. I thought the exhibits were very good.
I also liked the three shows I saw. The two theaters were both quite good and the shows were well done.
I left Chicago ...
... to the election results (on a weak at best Chicago station) on the radio…as it turns out the former owners only ever had "Dish TV" so there was no cable or wireless...and it would be at least a week.
Crazy to be here in Chicago where the President and family will celebrate and just 3o minutes away. However, as ...
... and hearing the melodious voice of our terrible mayor on the radio.
We crawled into the house. My how the weeds have grown! My how the drought-striken grass has not grown! We will unpack in due time and clean out the van when we clean out the van. There is a lot of business to catch up on before our next trip to Plum Lake in Vilas Co., Wisconsin.
But to take off those ruby slippers and not have to pump an air mattress is a relief. Tonight home feels like the vacation. ...