Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chicago ~ {Day 1}

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Last week my husband, Kent and I went on an all-expense paid trip to Chicago.   He won the trip through his work based on his attendance and performance for a four month period of time. Neither of us have been there before so we were quite excited. We decided the first day that Chicago was like being in a different country. It was so fascinating to see all the beautiful old buildings, all the taxi cabs honking their horns constantly, the very busy traffic, and to watch hundreds of people jogging, walking, running and riding bicycles by Lake Michigan and all over the city. People walk the streets at all hours of the day and night there.  When do these people go to work or to sleep?  They are always walking outside, even at 4am. It is a very busy place.  I have not been to New York yet, but I would say that Chicago is probably pretty comparable.
The picture above is a view of Chicago from the plane as we were flying in.
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A view of a river that we flew over (above).
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Lake Michigan
This was our view from the bus we were riding in. Not bad, huh?
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This was another thing that we don't see here at home. They have a train system like nothing I've ever seen.  We never got to actually see the subway, but I did see the entrance to them (you'll see those pictures later). We have the beginning of a light rail here, but right now it's only a few miles in length.
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Wednesday evening we went to the Cubs game. They played against the Cinncinati Reds. We had great seats, just to the left of home plate. The first 3/4 of the game was very boring and there was no action at all. Then the Cubs woke up and finally started really playing and got some runs. They were tied up until the end of the game when they finally got a homerun that won the game!
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2 amazing people commented:

3in3mom September 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM  

awesome! looks like you had a great time

Kristi Veralrud September 13, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

Nice, I can't wait to see more.

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