I'm posting from the Gold Coast of Chicago today. Randy and I are here for his friend's wedding. We got in yesterday afternoon and used their subway, the "el", to get into town. It was easy to navigate, $14 for the unlimited 3 day pass (versus $2.25/ride with $0.25 transfer within a 2 hr period), and unbelievably clean. We've only been here a day, but everything I've seen is clean. There are open spaces. The city doesn't have that pervasive NYC summer smell.
We're debating whether to go to Oak Park with Frank Lloyd Wright's office and house or the new wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Today is our one free day, but we'll be here until Sunday.
If you have any recommendations of places to see, buildings to see, or unusual bookstores, or anything at all, please send me a quick note at gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com or leave a comment.
If you're thinking of coming to Chicago, you might want to consider AT Home Inn Chicago instead of a hotel. We have a very clean and well organized studio with a well furnished kitchenette. I'm gulping down a hot cup of decaf as my husband is eager to seize the day - or as my mother and Randy like to say, "Sayang ang araw" (which means "don't waste the day". He's back after a run. Meanwhile, I've just reread my favorite parts of Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Review to follow.
Have a wonderful Friday!