15.05.2011 - 18.05.2011 24 °C
Sorry for the really late update. Our busy days don't leave much time to do anything but see sights and sleep! Coupled with the fact that the wifi is getting worse as we head into the wild west, our contact with home is getting sparse. We're still having a ball though!
After another early rise, we finally waved goodbye to Canada, and crossed the border back into the States. Our next stop was Cleveland, which was more of a stop over on the way to Chicago, but did have the one big attraction of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. We both really enjoyed this, but unfortunately photos weren't allowed to be taken, so not much to show! A whole history of modern music really, condensed into 7 floors of facts, sights, sounds and memorabilia of all the greats. We spent the night in a local bowling rink and treated ourselves to a nice early night. What a treat!
Our next port of call was The Windy City, Chicago. After a long drive, we got to relax a bit, before hitting a White Sox game. What a truly American experience. It was so much fun, as quite a lot of us went, and we had good seats. Unfortunately they lost, although the hot dogs, popcorn and beer made up for it!
Our free day in Chicago got off to a start with an architectural tour along the river, learning all about the buildings and some of the activities that took place in them, such as the doings of the infamous Al Capone. The rest of the day involved mostly shopping, and a walkabout on foot to see the remaining sights. The highlight of this was probably the Millenium Park, which is home to a huge reflective ball sculpture (see below!). Also, we had lunch in the first EVER McDonalds. This was pretty cool!
Our final night involved an infamous Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. This was possibly the biggest pizza we have ever seen and even Simon only managed to eat 2 slices!! We then went to the top of the Hancock tower for a drink and to see the city from the sky at night which was awesome. As a few people left our tour in Chicago to make room for more, we had a night out in Chicago which involved a few drinks and a lot of beer pong!!
Next stop Madison.......
Simon and Lou xxxx