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Chicago at night, from 35,000 feet

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Chicago at night, from 35,000 feet

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pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2008 07:00PM

thats about as close as you wanna get...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2008 09:51PM

I quite liked Chicago actually. Had a beautiful room overlooking the river, nice view.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2008 10:27PM

well yeah...overlooking the river is nice...
My sister used to live there and I visited a couple times...really enjoyed the museum of science and industry there as well as the sears tower and navy pier...but most of the time I spent in the windy was driving truck, and the industrial areas of that city are just plain dirty, more so than most US cities...
I did get to drive on the tarmac at O'Hare once, that was pretty cool, sharing the 'road' with jumbo jets...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2008 11:06PM

My ex lived in Illinois for a time, I went to visit her a few times from the UK. Stayed in Chicago when the flight came in late, waiting to get the train the next day. It was good, Amtrak foot the bill for half the room despite it being in no way their fault that I missed the train. I guess I went through Chicago 3 or 4 times in total.

But yeah, away from the 'nice' part of the city, Chicago (and most of Illinois) was a hole.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2008 11:36PM

i have some cousins in Willmette (sp)(suburb of Chicago) very ritzy neighborhood, so i'm a bit jaded as to the cleanliness. junior is right, the Field Museum is one of the all time best i have been to next to the Louvre.
when i was like 10 years old, there for the first time, we went fishing at the lake. it was August, i tried to cast my rod and the reel came off falling in the water, it wasn't screwed down i guess. i could see the reel in about 7-8 foot of water and started to take off my shirt and shoes. my cousins were laughing hard, i jumped off the dock and the cold hit me immediately! i bet i only got the bottom half of my body wet. my cousins claim that i almost walked on water. smiling
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they still give me shit. eye rolling
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: November 17, 2008 09:11AM

Of all the big cities here Chicago's one of my faves. I attend an industrial show held annually there when I can and enjoy the brisk night life and dining to be had as a byproduct of the trip, which is nice.

I usually spend a lot of time in taxis when I'm there and have warned several of the drivers that should they get down to Dallas it would serve them well to be a bit more cautious and courteous in their driving here. Their Chicago driving tactics wouldn't sit well with the locals here and could lead to some "less than pleasant" interactions cool smiley

Onyma Report This Comment
Date: November 17, 2008 09:46AM

Will be in Chi-town from Dec 3-9 and looking forward to getting back there again. Even though it's a business trip I still try to steal some time away to wander around a bit. Also down by the river by Merchandise Mart.