Sweet Home Chicago....
Trip Start Nov 06, 2009
24Trip End Nov 30, 2009
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Hit the road out of Mankato on time of 8.30 this morning, and drove straight to Rochester, MN to a mall there, as Josh left his jacket on one of the two planes coming over and by evening here, you definitely need a jacket. At the moment the temperature is about 15 – 16 degrees, but the windchill at night...brrrr. The Mall we stopped at was HUGE, had at least 3 full size department stores: JC Penney's, Macy's and Sears, plus lots of other smaller shops inside. When we first got there the stores hadn't opened (a lot of stores open at 10am over here) but by the time we'd been inside for a short while, lots of people started coming through. Lots of sales happening in the stores, got a nice top at JC Penney's for $2.97 on Clearance! Bought Josh a jacket and Fred & I got some good brand sneakers from Sears (Fred's Sketchers $30) , before back on Interstate 90 heading East.
Crossed over the Mississippi river as we drove into the state of Wisconsin
Oh well, maybe she was having an off day...
Arrived in Chicago at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at nearly 6, after navigating some pretty serious traffic(makes Auckland rush hour look like a slow day in Kaitaia) – well done Fred! Kids happy to have a swim in the heated pool, and the Chicago specialty of Deep Dish Pizza for dinner – yum!