Our Kind of Town…Chicago

So we went outside our comfort zone and it really paid off!  We knew when we were planning this trip that we would be traveling past Chicago and we also knew that we wanted to visit Wrigley Field, so we decided to try and find a way to get the 36 foot 5th wheel into a downtown venue.  After a bit of research we stumbled upon a plan.  They actually let you park in a lot designated for big trucks and tour busses for about $30.00 a night!  There is no electricity or water, but we would be so close.  This all sounded great until I had to direct Mike with the GPS into the city.  We followed the directions and took the first exit.  At the bottom of the exit we were suppose to turn right and, of course, there was a really old bridge we were suppose to go under and it looked too short for the trailer to fit.  What an adventure.  Well we made it after a few twists and turns and it ended up being a great couple of days.

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After parking the trailer we order an Uber and rode in to the Navy Pier.  Kind of a tourist attraction with some beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the city.  It even has a giant Ferris Wheel which was a replica of the first Ferris Wheel ever which appeared at the Worlds Fair in Chicago.  We also walked up into the city on its River Walk–really stunning views and gorgeous flowers everywhere.  We ended the evening taking an architectual river tour.  Check out all the pictures.  Chicago is amazingly beautiful.

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The next morning we were up and out of the trailer by 9:30 AM. We walked about 1/2 mile and paid for Divvy bikes.  You can rent the bike and return it to any location in the city.  What a great way to get around.  We rode all along the lake past Soldier Field and into Millennium Park, the location of the Giant Bean sculpture and fountains.  After dropping the bikes, we walked up the Magnificent Mile (shopping) and ended at a shady bench overlooking the beach.  Finally, it was time to Uber up to Wrigley Field and enjoy the sights around the park before game time.  The game was great, the stadium was old and full of history, and we had a terrific time.  Back home over 12 hours later, we were tired and hot.  Oh, did I forget to mention it was hot and humid!  Oh well you can’t get everything.  We are adding Chicago to our list of places to come back again…DSC_5319WebLGDSC_5316WebLGDSC_5307WebLGDSC_5304WebLGDSC_5326WebLGDSC_5322WebLGDSC_5346WebLGDSC_5340WebLGDSC_5337WebLG

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  1. I feel like I just went on a tour of the great Midwest…and I didn’t even have to leave my chair 😃😃

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  2. Looked like good seats for the game!

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