Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Road Trip - Day 2

We awoke from our slumber, enjoyed a nice free breakfast and hit the road headed for Chicago.

We stopped in Indianapolis, hoping to see the NCAA Hall of Champions. When we arrived we learned it was temporarily closed for renovation to repair recent damage from an isolated fire. Too bad, oh well.

So we drove through the city and enjoyed the sights. The new Colts football facilty, Lucas Oil Stadium, opens this year. It is massive and seems to dwarf the exisiting RCA Dome.

We stopped for lunch at Penn Station in honor of Uncle Corey - he loves those sandwiches and there is not one near Chattanooga.

We arrived to Chicago in the mid-afternoon and checked in our Hampton Hotels room in the northern suburb of Skokie. We got a corner suite with a full kitchen, living room and master bedroom. Rigby exclaimed, "this rocks!"

After a brief rest, we hopped on the Skokie yellow transit line, then the red line and exited right in the middle of downtown. It was raining a little, but we walked among the skyscrapers and took shelter where we could. We walked past Millennium Park looking for a fun place to eat, but there were really only chain restaurants and we did not want that!

We walked a portion of Michigan Ave, across the State Street Bridge as well as the Wabash Bridge as the sun set. The water was beautiful, as Rigby and Lucy said. We saw the massive new and still under construction, 80-story Trump Tower. Wow!

We walked around a little more and then jumped back on the train. The kids fell asleep on the way back. We ended the day eating take out food in the room and watching Food Network. Now on to the next fun day in town!
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