Saturday, 30 April 2016

Chicago and that's a wrap.

After 5 fabulous day in Paducah, we caught our flight back to Chicago. The flight was only 1 hour from Paducah to Chicago. Monday we booked the river architectural tour, which departs at 12md and usually lasts for 90 mins. It was a glorious day, 85 Fahrenheit. A pity as I did not dress for the weather and was very hot. The cruise was interesting and until you do this cruise, you do not notice the differences in the designs of the buildings which are not evident until it is pointed out. 
The docent was very informative.
Our ferry.

The Michigan Mile, looks lovely with all the tulips in bloom.
The gates to the bridge, on the Michigan Mile.
We walked the mile, did not do any shopping, as my bags were already overweight.
The modern, Trump Tower.
The Art Deco buildings, This was the Nathan Hale building.
The echo deco, this building was apparently made famous by The Blues Brother film,
Great skyline.
After our cruise we walked down to the navy pier, lots of entertainment for children and numerous eating places, you certainly would not starve in Chicago, it is inundated with places to eat.
The next couple of days in Chicago was quite cold, 40 Fahrenheit, so out with the winter woollies.
The cloud gate, aptly,  nicknamed the bean is located in the Millenium park.
We walked around the park, visited the art gallery and also the Crown Fountain, which only operates in summer, as a fountain, the faces still change, but no water spurts from the mouth.
This whole area is usually under water in the summer.
We visited the war memorial we visited on Anzac Day 
Robert Morris, George Washinton and Hahm Solomon.
Maybe Chicago Fire, I did not see Kelly or Jessie, LOL
Chicago Bulls !
Is this the biggest Golden Arches you have ever seen.!
When we were sightseeing in Chicago we came upon a funny sight, is this what you call bumper to bumper parking LOL.
That ends our tour of Chicago, a very active 5 days. It is now time to go home to the land of Oz. 
We did manage to try Chicagos famous pie pizza as well as some whoopie pies, until next time, USA
Flight home was 19hrs flying time, 4 1/2 hrs from Chicago to San Francisco, then 14 1/2 hrs from San Francisco to Sydney. 
Time for some R & R before our next adventure.

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