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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 23rd 2006

The stop over in Chicago was a little longer then expected, we were stuck there for 8hrs. Fortunately for me i am easily entertained and was able to find great comfort watching the big departures and arrivals screen just tick over, the fluttering sound it makes just adds to the experience! Really didn't get to see much of Chicago at all, but i know now for future reference that the airport toilets rate highly as far as amenities go - infact...up there with the "superloos" in Taupo. I arrived safely at camp, still somewhat nervous and unsure what to expect. There are so many people here it's kinda crazy, and the kids ain't even here yet. But....I love kids, and it will be awesome. I can't wait to have 9-12 of my own. Haven't had much ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 23rd 2006

So today we headed out to Uncle Pradeep’s house for some more familial bonding. As expected, Uncle Prakash threw us all random mathematical and logic questions that we couldn’t for the life of us answer, although disturbingly not all the riddles were new - apparently I’ve grown dumber in my old age. My favourite is the following - ‘H I J K L M N O - explain’ So simple, so obvious, although I couldn’t for the life of me get it at the time. Kumar came closest with ‘Aqua’ - why he thought of the Spanish equivalent to the answer is beyond me. Failing at our quest to prove our mathematical genius (there’s a reason I quit statistics), Yash and I went to play with Alisha and Sofia - sweet kids with questions I am ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 22nd 2006

Admittedly, we did make it hard on ourselves. In the four years since I had been in the States, I had forgotten the fact that customer service in this country is like one of those legends passed through the ages, a distant memory I wasn’t sure had actually once existed, or if I had simply dreamed it up. Like gramophones and black and white tv’s, customer service in the country of me, myself and I, was an outdated myth, and almost completely non-existent. Nevertheless, we fronted up at the bagel counter the next sunny Chicago morning, and proceeded to make a mess of what, in retrospect, was a very simple order of toasted bagels with our various preference of condiments. In our defence, how were we supposed to know that the condiments were kept tucked away ... read more
The Big Bean
Millenium Park
The Big Bean

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 21st 2006

Even though intellectually I know it’s fairly long way from Australia to pretty much anywhere else in the world, I’m still never quite prepared enough for the cramped legs and aching back that eventuates from being stuck in cattle class for over 24 hours in transit. This particular journey from Melbourne to Chicago was not helped by the fact we were sitting for an additional six hours in LA’s joke of an airport, hoping to get transferred to an earlier flight - because apparently booking a year in advance isn’t enough to guarantee you flights of your choice when you’re using frequent flyer points, but leaves you waiting for a connecting plane in LA airport for six hours instead. Figures. I’ve also never understood how an airport which must host one of the world’s highest number ... read more
Chicago skyline
Arrival in Chicago

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 18th 2006

WOW! What a day. We only got to see some of the meseum, will definately have to go back for more! It is so big, and so much time is needed to be able to see all that you want to see. I loved it, was so educational, and the feeling you get standing in front of some of the worlds greates artworks is just undiscribable. ... read more
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago

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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 11th 2006

First time at Ravinia, got free tickets, had to go! Went and saw The Bodeans. Now at first i was like HUH? Who are they. Then I found out that they are the band who sings the theme song to Friends. Was great fun!... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 9th 2006

Hello friends! I know it's a little early to start this travelblog, as I do not leave until September 20 for Spain, but I wanted to get everyone's e-mail addresses together while this site was fresh on my mind. I plan to update this blog as often as possible while in Spain and other countries of course, hopefully complete with pictures of the places I went! Feel free to leave comments on here and message me anytime. If you'd like to be taken off this list, let me know. I look forward to writing in here! :D Lots of love, Theresa... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago June 6th 2006

Dear Friends and Family, I'm on the road again. First let me preface: if you are receiving this in error or simply do not want my traveling spam, please tell me. I'm more than happy to remove you from my list. That being said... Hello my loyal friends and family! I'm on the road again. Some of you recieving this letter may not have heard from me since I arrived home from the far east a year and a half ago. Perhaps those among you are surprised I would ever think to leave the soil of my dear homeland again. Some of you know of my trip but were not expecting to hear from me in this form. And I believe that still some of you weren't sure if I was planning on send out letters ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago May 30th 2006

My first Memorial Day in the USA. Was great fun, we took a walk to the little park close by and there was a small parade type thing, with lots of memories to all the heros who have died for the country.... read more
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Memorial Day

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago May 29th 2006

Finally went and explored downtown and fell in love with the city immediately! ... read more
Downtown Chicago
Downtown Chicago
Downtown Chicago




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