2013 – Chicago

Day 9

We started the day early with breakfast at 6:30. As usual, we all had French toast. After breakfast, we hung out in our rooms. for the rest of the morning. The train made a stop in Longview, Texas where we got to step off. Here is Stephen trying to stare into the sun next to … Continue reading »

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Day 8

Stephen and I started the day by walking to Sports Authority to find me some shoes. We passed Rainforest Cafe. They had Jordan’s handprints. I bought the absolute cheapest shoes they had. After returning to the hotel, we checked out and took another cab to Union Station. After checking our bags, we headed to Giordanos … Continue reading »

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Day 7

We did not have a whole lot planned for today. We started out going to the Lincoln Park Zoo (which is free!). I don’t think I have ever mentioned that we have lots of pictures of Stephen with Flamingoes. Somehow, it started when he was young. Every time we saw flamingoes, we got a picture … Continue reading »

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Day 6

We got to sleep in a little later this morning before heading out to Union Station. Notice these stone steps worn down by millions of passengers… We boarded a Metra train to get to the Brookfield Zoo. This was hump-daaaaaaaay… (reference) After the zoo, we rode the train back into town and swung by the … Continue reading »

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Day 5

We started the day walking to the Red Line subway and rode that to the Field Museum. This was an actual man-eating lion… After the Field Museum, we caught the train back to downtown. For some reason, the weather is pretty chilly here so because we were headed to do a boat ride next, we … Continue reading »

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Day 4

We headed out early on a bus… We headed to the Museum of Science & Industry. We spent pretty much the whole day here and there was plenty to see and do. I don’t think Stephen would have been very comfortable on a German U-Boat. Even the restrooms are suppose to be fun. Or will … Continue reading »

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Day 2 and 3

On Saturday, after a leisurely morning hanging at Caroline’s house, we headed off to the Fort Worth train station. Our train was running late so we had some time to kill at the station.   Shortly after the Southbound train arrived, our train pulled into the station and we settled into our rooms. After departing … Continue reading »

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First Update

We had an uneventful drive from Amarillo to Fort Worth. We met up with our friends and went to dinner. They also hosted us for the night. Thanks Caroline and Ben! Today, we got to the station at 1:00. The train was late arriving so we did not pull out until around 3:00. Your browser … Continue reading »

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Chicago 2013

Our family has passed through Chicago many times on our summer journeys, but we have never stayed their to check it out. This summer, we will rectify that. Here is our itinerary… Friday, June 28th – Drive from Amarillo, Texas to Fort Worth, Texas. We will be meeting up with and staying overnight with a … Continue reading »

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Chicago Bound

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