Ambiance Inn & Suites
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... began. After about 35 minutes, the show ended. It was good, but not as good as Sea World's show we watched this summer. After the show, we took off for the Field Museum. The trip to the Field Museum was short because it's less than 100 yards away from the Shedd Aquarium. We had no line getting in and definitely not as many people in the building. It was slow at first looking at a few exhibits but eventually we came to the second floor and we were completely amazed. The ...
... they were hitting the streets of Chicago and back to the apartment block to pick up the others. With Max navigating via his iPhone, after a few twists and turns we were pulling up at Costco and off into a vast warehouse-sized building exploring what was on offer. Some products are common no matter where you are in the world and others are very relevant to the local region - e.g. electric snow blowers and snow shoes. Apart from that (and ...
Parking being laughably expensive in Chicago (we paid $16 yesterday for less than an hour while stopping at the downtown Visitors' Centre), we opted for taking the train from our suburban hotel to Chicago's Union Station in the heart of town.
So many songs have been written about Chicago, the most famous no doubt My Kind of Town, Chicago by Frank Sinatra. Today we ourselves fell under Chicago's spell! ...
Well, today I started off in Springfield, and visited Lincoln's Tomb before heading off to Chicago.
The tomb is quite impressive, but wasn't actually constructed till about 10 years after Lincoln's death. I guess the yanks must have been somewhat fond of the old guy!
When I arrived at Chicago, I parked at Soldiers Field (near the Field Museum, which I will visit in the next couple of days) and hoofed it north through Grant Park to the Art Institute ... ...
... back on. I felt like sarcastically clapping in his face. So anyway, I was picked up by my cousins wife's mum (a bit confusing but hopefully you get it...the wife is a Chicagoan), gerri who was so lovely and had offered me a place to stay at her house for a few weeks! How excited was I; I was presented with an amazing double water bed, I didn't have to lock up my stuff and had access to Netflix; what more could I want? Such a nice family, I felt welcome from the minute ...