Ottakee Posted August 13, 2012 Share Posted August 13, 2012 A friend and I went and spend the weekend in Chicago. Actually, we drove from Michigan to Schaumburg Friday and had a hotel there. Saturday we took the METRA to Union Station. We then walked from there to Navy Pier and back---along with some side trips. We did the Wendell river and lake boat tour to round out our day. All in all it was a great time as the weather was beautiful and we got in a LOT of walking. I am not used to standing on a street corner and being able to see 2 McDonalds at once (we live in a 36 square mile township with 1 restuarant, 1 bar, and 2 gas stations in the entire township....and not even 1 traffic light). I am also NOT used to having to ask a security guard to unlock a bathroom so that I can pee :-) Traffic going there was not the greatest but we figured it was Friday night. Coming home it was even worse. It took us FOREVER to get anywhere. I am very thankful to be back home where the biggest traffic jam we have is caused by a hay wagon, blueberry picker or combine moving slowly down the road and where I can pee with out asking security first. I was also baffled that a place like Union Station had just TWO functional toilets in the woman's bathroom---the other 2 weren't working. Just to show how "hip" we are here, a guy stopped by tonight to ask me if I had seen his donkey and mini mule as they are loose wandering the township. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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