4 Hours into our Chicago Trip and this is what we've done so far!
For the sake of full-disclosure, this trip to Chicago didn't start out to be a gluttonous adventure. But when Lisa wanted a co-pilot as she chaperoned her teenage kids during Lolla weekend-it seemed like a fine opportunity to turn it into one! So we made the minimum of plans, over-packed our bags and hopped on the train with 5 teenagers to Chicago!
The beautiful sky! There is a 60% chance of rain all day today! While I haven't felt a drop-the ominous clouds have made me worry a little. Partially, because it means the kids will be returning early...or will they? When we were in high school, did rain stop us from a good time? Yeah, I didn't think so!
I took this photo from the train for Levi. Yes, we are Bears fans.
My Instagram of the train tracks. For those of you not familiar with Central Illinois-the train is the BEST way to get to the city. Most train stations in Central Illinois allow for free parking as opposed to the $45/day fees hotels charge or other comparable daily rates for garages. Round trip tickets are usually in the $60 range and with Union Station being located downtown-you're a $8 cab ride from most anything!
We stayed at Spring Hill Suites in River North and had a great View of Harry Carey's and the House of Blues!