Bridgestreet - The Sterling
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... water park where the kids can
play under the fountains. There were about 12 to choose from so we
went for the closest one which was about 15 minutes North of town.
Now, this is where I attempt to be politically correct and not come
across as racist. We pulled up to a great park, heaps of fountains,
hot enough day to enjoy the free entertainment. Unfortunately we saw
no other white faces. Anywhere. And while I'm sure they were all
... lake. Dirt in the streets caused epidemics of cholera, dysentery and typhoid, and he asked the group how we thought they overcame it. I answered that they'd raised the city to create space underneath for sewers. (I'd come across it in a documentary perhaps a month before going out there, you can read a bit about it here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_of _Chicago - they used jack screws to literally raise the buildings a few feet in order to create space for sewers underneath, ...
... Sarah and Wendy received for Christmas, we were off for a walk down along the northern arm of the Chicago River. With temperatures unusually warm for this time of year, we hardly needed to rug up and sun glasses were mandatory as a bright sun burnt brightly overhead. The city is slowly learning to make the most of a meandering river by redeveloping what were industrial areas into inner city apartment precincts with walkways and parks lining ...
This was a tour that was recommended to us by a friend from home, so we booked ourselves in. Great 2 hour tour around the city giving a history lesson on the gangsters Al Capone, Bugsy Malone, Elliot Ness and co. Really interesting tour and the guides throw in some fun as well - great fun. After this we intended on going to Wrigley Field to try and catch a tour. Grabbed a bite to eat for lunch as we had "plenty" of time, only to realize I had read the timetable wrong and ...
... a grinding halt, which was good news since it was ominously dark outside and I couldn’t see out the windshield even though the wipers were going at maximum speed. It was raining so hard I was expecting to see Noah float by on the freeway with a boatload of animals (including, of course, a pair of pygmy hippos).
Just as quickly as it appeared the storm blew over and we all emerged on the other side of Chicago with our cars thoroughly washed and wind-whipped. ...