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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Chicago

Chicago

Amanda had business in Chicago, so we made a weekend of it. She booked our flights on Porter. I took Friday off, got up early and Ubered to the airport. There were lots of delays, but I finally arrived in Chicago.

My iphone couldn't get onto the chicago wifi, so I bought a sim card from a vending machine, to get some data to check my email. Amanda's meetings were running late, so I took the train to our Air B&B. It's in a great neighbourhood, and the apartment is nice, but the hall in the building smells of diesel fuel. I unpacked and had a shower, the Amanda arrived.

We tried to get into the Three Arts Cafe, but there was a line, so we kept walking and stopped at Eduardo's instead, which was great.

We didn't have any plans until the evening, so we walked around town and looked in some shops. We stopped at Penguin and after much deliberation bought me a new three piece wool suit. Awesome.

In the evening we saw Treasure Island at the Looking Glass Theatre, which was fantastic.

It was snowing when the play let out, and on the walk home we picked up some takeout from Velvet Taco, which was the best food of the entire trip.

Next morning, it was raining, so we took an Uber to the Museum of Contemporary Art. About half of there exhibits were to my liking.

After the museum, we walked through heavy snow to Gino's East for deep dish pizza. We stayed there a long time, ate way too much, and took a heavy pizza box with us in an Uber to the Shedd Aquarium. Luckily they have lockers at the aquarium.

The Aquarium is expensive, but totally awesome. We had two hours before they closed down, and barely saw everything. The whales are the big draw, but I like the little tropical fish.

Chicago is a great city. Easy to get around and lots of fun. I hope we can go again.

On Sunday morning we went for a walk by the water before taking the train to the airport.