03
Apr
08

Chicago Update #1

Day 1:

We started off the day at 3am to wake up and confirm our cab reservation. We take a shower and off we go to the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) for 4am. Crazy time to be there. Not even Tim Hortons is open at this time and wasn’t going to be open for another hour.

Getting to Chicago via Seattle was no problem. Security and Customs weren’t as bad as some people say it is. Things went very smoothly except for our delay arrival.

Once in Chicago, we went over to the Magnificent Mile for some looking around.

Day 2:

This morning I headed out to the Museum of Science and Industry. I added the option of the U-505 sub tour and took in the Sea Monster Omnimax movie. The ground floor exhibits were very cool. I was finally able to make it to the 2nd floor, which is the “Main floor.” These exhibits weren’t bad, but I found out half way through that the Museum was closing in the next 45 minutes. Needless to say, at that point I rushed through the sections to get as much as I can. I didn’t make it to the 3rd floor.

I had arranged to meet Lina at Watertower Place at 7pm, and since the Museum closed at 4pm, I took my time. I walked along the Michigan and Wabash. Found the Lego store and an Apple Store. Sweet.

To cap of the evening we ate at the Cheesecake Factory. Yes, you read correctly Gils: I ate at the Cheesecake Factory.

Day 3:

So far, as of 5:30pm Chicago time, I visited 2 attractions: Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. Both were very nice and the size of these places puts our exhibits and museums in Vancouver to shame. If the rain stops soon, I’m going to head over to the fountain that you see in the opening sequence for Married with Children.

I was having a hard time finding a Wifi location and I don’t, and don’t think I’ll have enough time to upload all the pics. I think that’ll have to wait until I get back.

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2 Responses to “Chicago Update #1”


  1. 1 Raf
    April 4, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Sounds like your having fun Mr. Rio!! But it sounds like the weather is not cooperating 😦 See you soon!

    PS I think im the first to comment (YES!!)

    Raf over and out!

  2. 2 Gils
    April 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Well at last you ate at the Cheescake Factory! In terms of excitement I’m sure it was a distant second to the “Science Museum” where I’m sure you had tea with Mr. Spock and talked about your haircuts. Live long and prosper.


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