Chicago Chicago!!!!!

Trip Start Aug 05, 2009
Trip End Aug 25, 2009

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Arriving in Chigago was a liitle annoying as we arrived around 6pm on a Friday night so traffic was crazy. ( After sharing the road with only Elk, it is hard to share with a thousand other cars.) Our hotel was great. It was about 20 mins outside of Chicago. We were tired when we arrived, but determined to do something other than sit by the pool and eat pizza. Well it turned out that the building next to our hotel was a bowling alley with a great downhome diner connected to it. So we went bowling, and eat some great food. Halfway through our first game the lights went out and the disco ball and flashing lights came on, Who knew Friday night was glow in the dark, disco noght at the bowling alley. It was so much fun. Debbie ruled the Juke box and Juliet ruled the lanes. We had a blast. The next morning we woke up and headed into Chicago. Our first stop was Navy Peir, (actually it was our first and last stop as we stayed there all day) Thanks Amy and Michael, we did everything you recommended. ( I do not think Debbie will thank you for the bicycle suggestion). We had a blast at Navy Peirs. We took a architectural boat tour, and found out that Lake Michigan is 22,000 square miles, and that we have Al Copone is the reason we have expiration dates on our milk. Apperently, he was an orphan who was always given stale milk. When he became Al Capone he used to give things to Chicago's orphans and he insisted that the milk they drank had dates on it so they would not be given stale milk. (who knew!!!) After eating dinner we rented a quad bike to cycle along the famous North Shore Drive. We had a blast, Ellie and Juliet sitting in the front and Debbie and I peddling. After that exhausting hour we checked out some stores for gifts, and then headed back to our hotel. We rented a movie in the room and had a early night. Okay we are heading out of our room in Cleveland, Ohio now. Have not done anything here except swim, eat and sleep. I will do one more blog before getting home tomorrow. Thank you everyone for following us on our trip. Love you all.
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wpastras on

I so wish I was there!!
Great pics sounds like a blast!! Be safe and she you this time tomorrow!!!! Yeah

jaypee5 on

Can't believe it is nearly over
Fantastic, you won't be seeing Dad and me for a while, you've wet our appetite for the rest of the USA! Chicago here we come!

OR You can do it all again next year with us as the aged anchor guys, keeping the feet on the ground and the Elks off the road!

Love you all so much, so glad you had a blast

Mam & Dad

lknelson on

your on the home-stretch!
Hi Joe, Juliet, and Ellie!
You did it! You saw everything, drove everywhere, and now you're on the home-stretch! I can't believe you'll be back tomorrow. Then you can go right back out in your van and buy all those school supplies!! Jillian says, 'Welcome back!' She also wants to know how the fuzzy neck pillows went. Kate says, 'Can you come back please?'
Theresa, Jillian, Kate

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