6.23.2010

CHI-TOWN

Taylor gets these updates every now and then about special flight offers on Southwest. They are usually to some random place like Portland Oregon, and after watching America's Got Talent last night there is no way I am ever going to Portland. Those people are weird.
So anyway, Taylor got an email on Sunday for flights to Chicago. The catch- we had to buy the tickets within 24 hours and the flight had to be in August or we wouldn't get the good deal on tickets. First thing we do is check the cubs schedule. Duh. To my delight the Cubs are playing the Braves the 20-22. Now all we have to do is figure out what we want to do the rest of our time there. I found out this was an easy task for Tayphil. He went to Chicago last summer for Father's day so he knew exactly where he wanted to take me. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Grant Park, and then I get to pick which Museum I want to explore. Apparently, Chicago has loads of them. And don't forget about the pizza-we are definitely trying a deep dish Chicago style. This is where Taylor wants to take me....The Weiners Circle. I refuse to put the video directly on the blog, so if you are interested check out their youtube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo1LPf9mnyU
I leave you with fun facts about the Windy City:
Did you know....Chicago is where the ferris wheel made its debut in 1893 at the Columbian Expo? Route 66 begins in Chicago at Grant Park? The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere? Wrigley field is affected by wind conditions more than any other mlb park? The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patty's day? Now you do!!

2 comments:

  1. You have to hit Buddy Guy's Blues Club. If you want the best steak in town, make sure you go to Gibson's Steakhouse. Pizzeria Uno/Due; Gino's East, then Giordano's are our favorite pie places. I'm sure JW will tell you to make it to Murphy's Bleachers at Wrigleyville. Take lots of pictures. What a great town! Have a blast.

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  2. Have to agree with my dad with all of those spots. Especially Murphey's Bleachers (it's behind the right field bleachers at Wrigley) and Buddy Guy's Blues Club.

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