Cubs win!, Cubs win!

Trip Start Jul 14, 2012
Trip End Aug 03, 2012

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

First morning of my vacation and I am up @ 630am. That would be 430am Pacific. yet, still
Noah was up before me.

Our day went like this ...

Millennium Park.
If Chicago is ever supposed to be as good as New York City (bah!) it better get a big park right in the middle. Well, this is a start. Quite a big start, actually. Right by Lake Michigan are many interesting sights to see. Both of us were impressed with "The Bean" -- actually titled "Cloud Gate" by artist Anish Kapoor. It's a huge chrome ... Well, bean.
There was much use of shiny metal throughout ( aluminum, chrome, etc.). and usually I love metal structures of any sort ( would love a metal and glass house someday -- maybe some concrete in there for warmth). But not when it is over 100 degrees outside. All that shininess just fried us, and this was at 10 am. Noah rated Milenium Park as "nice". -- one of his higher ratings.

Wrigley Field.
Took the red line to Addison Ave. Like most things you only see on TV, the big sign out front looked kinda small. But, I have to say, when you go in and first catch sight of the ivy covered walls, the green green grass, the big hand-operated scoreboard and the rooftop bleachers in the apartments across Sheffield Ave., well it is breath-taking. In a way only a baseball fan can understand. You can imagine Babe Ruth standing there and calling his shot to right filed. It's like a time capsule. Our seats were great -- so close that we had at least 3 foul balls come up to where we were. If I had caught one ... Well I didn't.
Noah's review: "It was a great place, much better atmosphere than Dodger Stadium!"
And the good guys one to boot, 3-1.

Giordano's Pizza.
We were starving after the game and there was a great vegetarian restaurant right near Wrigley called The Chicago Diner. Then I read a review on TripAdvisor that started out saying, "Best restaurant in Boystown..." uh, no. So, what better instead than to dive into some good Chicago deep dish pizza. Giordano's was the real deal. Our waitress, Miriam, was a pretty lass from the motherland-- Ireland. She was great. The bruschetta was amazing. And the pizza was "really cheesy, I mean lots of cheese and was really good" stated one Noah Reeder of Valencia, CA. For me, nothing will ever beat NYC thin crust. But this really was delicious.

And that ends Day 2. Tomorrow, the tallest building in the United States and the 5th tallest in the world.
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tim omholt on

When are we getting a review of the Chicago subway ??? There is one, right?

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