Chillin in Chicago – Day 4 The Holy Trinity

Posted: October 16, 2013 in Travel

So it would appear that the US meteorologists attended same clown school ours did. Despite forecast of blizzards and tornados I was going to venture out regardless to complete the Solo Male Traveller Holy Trinity

1. Catch a bus
2. Catch a train
3. Use the washing machine

Had noted the clothes piling up in the corner and thought CLP was being a bit slack then the penny, or dime, dropped. Luckily I was able to use 8 of those little useless metal objects the folk behind the counter keep giving me to not only wash but dry the clothes. Technology eh.

Then it was time to catch first subway out to Wrigley Field. Not a game day and a bit early so it was deadsville, just the way I like it. No bloody tourists around! May go back for tour on Friday as is easy trip out and back. Then stayed on train a bit longer coming back – ok missed my stop 😄- and ended up in the Loop. First time for everything I guess after years working for PQ! First up navigated my way to Chicago Theatre looking for Celtic Thunder tickets on the cheap. Alas they still wanted $1 for them so just took a picture of the sign and moved on. Actually found a very noice coffee on my way which will save for later trips. Don’t want to post address here or else those bloody tourists will descend again. Also visited the Vietnam War Memorial adjacent to the city Riverwalk.I did not do justice to Millenium Park on first visit so wandered back in general direction and very pleased I did. Some amazing sculptures , the MWC fountain yada yada yada. Then discovered the Art Institute and thought it was time for some cultcha . Hello???? It isn’t free? Listen, CLP will drag me through another 12 galleries next year in Gay Paris , I’ll pass thanks. Similarly walked up to and past the Field museum. There comes a time in life when you realise you know everything there is to know and can’t afford to waste brain cells acquiring new info. By now the ankle and tootsies were screaming for a rest so pillowed and looked for nearest Red Line subway and headed home. Stopped off for lunch at my fave place near home for a small Chicken Carbonara and of course picked up my salad for dinner

So after 3 full days I have ticked most of the boxes of the must see, though by no means all. The next 3 days will be spent at a more leisurely pace letting the city flow over me and sampling more drink, food and drink. After all I am concerned I may be fading away with all this walking…..

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