Chicago Day One - Wrigley Field and Bob Newhart
Trip Start Jul 28, 2006
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I started by relaxing in bed a little longer than usual on this trip. Breakfast was a simple breakfast at the Holiday Inn spread. Next I caught the courtesy shuttle van to Midway Airport to pick up the Orange Line El train downtown. I took the Orange Line then transferred to the Red Line to get near the Holy Family Cathedral.
I attended the 9:30 mass at the cathedral which is absolutely beautiful. The cantor has an incredible operatic voice. After mass I walked around a little to see where to pick up the tour trolley.
At 11:30, I boarded a very crowded train out to Wrigley Field for the Cubs vs.
Following the game, I took the train back downtown and walked to Navy Pier; a popular tourist attraction with rides and restaurants. At the entrance to the park you find a statue of Bob Newhart sitting in a chair. See the photo album for this entry for two pictures. I then took a half-hour boat tour of Lake Michigan to see the city from the water. After the tour, I ate at Joe's Be-Bop Cafe on the pier. I tried the BBQ rib tips. Too much work for not enough food.
Following dinner, I caught the free pier trolley back across town to take the Red Line to the Orange Line back to Midway. At Midway, I picked up the free shuttle again to return to the Holiday Inn.