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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 8th 2007

Terryn Honeycutt Chicago While this trip happened last summer, I thought it might help someone out there wanting to experience The Windy City. The whole decision was based on wanting to see a Chicago Cubs game. So I starting to research and found I wanted to do so much more! I first found that the Field Museum was having a Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit, and knew I had to see it. The process was easy, the Field Museum offers a very helpful website in which you can pre order tickets, quick and easy! This really helps cut down on waiting times once you get there. The museum has many other exhibits that cater to not only kids, but adults as well. The year round Egyptology exhibit was phenomenal. (www.fieldmuseum.org) I ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 7th 2007

Me había propuesto visitar numerosos sitos de Chicago en el último día en la ciudad, pero desgraciadamente no me he levantado antes de las once y no he decidido activar mi mente hasta una hora más tarde. Anoche no salí, pero estuve con un joven con guitarra que tocaba esas canciones que a mí me gustan. El tipo desafinaba considerablemente, aunque Graham me ha comentado hoy que ya avisó antes de empezar. El caso es que nuestro intento de colaboración musical no fue posible debido a sus numerosos “out of tune” y al cabo del rato decidió irse. Si bien Graham se ha despertado a las ocho para ir al desayuno, a eso de las nueve volvía a trepar la litera con el consecuente y molesto ruido de los somieres. Ha empezado a preguntarme no-se-qué en ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 6th 2007

So unfortunately the blog crashed and all our entries have been lost!! We didn't back them up so if you didn't read them you've missed out! We are currently in Chicago having spent the last week in Detroit and we'll send some more entries soon when we have a bit more time. Chris and Laura... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 6th 2007

Apenas he dormido tres horas. Ayer estuve hasta las cinco de la mañana intentando arreglar el desaguisado de Travelblog en la única sala con aire acondicionado de Arlington House. Conocedores de que se trata de la única sala con un poco de dignidad humana, la dirección del hostal ha escrito un cartel en el que se prohíbe tajantemente dormir en cualquiera de los grandes sofás del cuarto, so pena de tener que abandonar el edificio. A eso de las tres entró una pareja catalana que habían sido atacados por las cucarachas, por lo que decidieron pasar del cartel y dormir en el sofá. Fue agradable un rato de conversación en catalán y un intercambio de impresiones sobre cada uno de nuestros viajes. Tal y como me había propuesto, en cuanto los ojos empezaron a llorar de ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 6th 2007

From the moment the idea of going to Lollapalooza (one of the biggest music festivals in the US) was floated between myself and fellow music fans Matt Dunshea and Raggedy Andy Tam months earlier, I knew that I couldn't resist being there rain, hail or shine, and with or without company. As it turned out, circumstances conspired against us and it was without company that I flew into Chicago on the Wednesday before the 3 day weekend festival. By happy coincidence a mate from home, Ryan Bowland, had driven into town the same day, so we headed out to see what was happening on the north side of Chicago. As we swapped stories of our travels, I couldn't help but be amazed by his schedule over the previous few months. He had driven coast to coast ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 5th 2007

En este país apenas quedan rincones vírgenes de ser alguna referencia cultural, histórica o de cualquier otro tipo. En el aparentemente anodino trayecto que separa Detroit de Chicago uno puede tener la tentación de apearse en Battle Creek, que fue donde el famoso Dr. Kellogg dio finalmente con la receta de los copos de maíz tostados y donde hoy se puede visitar su célebre balneario. O también puede deternerse en Kalamazoo, que, siendo un pueblo normal y corriente del estado de Michigan, ha salido en centenares de canciones debido a su curioso nombre, como esa “I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo”, de Glenn Miller. Otros lugares simplemente llaman la atención por su nombre, como el pueblo de Climax, Michigan o alguno de los numerosos Springfield que dicen ser el pueblo donde viven los Simpsons. Después de ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago August 5th 2007

Chicago is one of the most amazing cities I have ever had the privilege to visit. We went to the windy city for the wedding of our close friends Adam and Ashlyn and made a whole weekend of the trip. We arrived early Friday morning and spent the day exploring the city by foot - primarily Michigan Avenue. We drove in via Lake Shore Drive and it was absolutely beautiful. I have never really given my Chicago pals credit for the beachy atmosphere of the lake, but it is pretty big. Still not an ocean - but I will give it beach credit nonetheless. Michigan Avenue was amazing. Axel had to physically restrain me in the Chanel store. I'm shocked that he didn't take away my credit cards before we went through the doors. I could ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago July 29th 2007

Chicago is definately somewhere I would like to visit again. ... read more
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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago July 28th 2007

And the journey home begins. As much as we hate to say it we both were looking forward to being back in Evanston even if it was only for a few days. Ok well maybe we were more excited to be starting our new life in LA. We have had an amazing adventure that will never get to do again. I cannot begin to describe what and amazing experience this was and we will never forget it, but before we look back we still need to get our butts home. Before we even began our journey home we were delayed! Yep that's right we check the time for our first flight and it was delayed 3 hours. Seriously we cannot remember a time when we've flown that they posted a delay 4 hours in advance. The ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago July 23rd 2007

Well the time has come to journey home soon. Tonight we will have our last night in Chicago. Unfortunately we are again standing in the Apple shop doing this so no photos. Last night we had cocktails on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building. Absolutely beautiful view. Had Chicago Italian smorgasbord on the restuarant pavement. Manda still hanging out with the lactating loonies. Will be sad to leave tomorrow but looking forward to seeing everybody. So see you all soon Lots of love The 3 Amigos....... read more




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