Category Archives: USA 2017

Farewell USA once again …

With the number of trips we have done, you would think that we have the baggage gig sorted by now. At least this time we had some hand scales which made it easier. My bags were sorted in half an … Continue reading

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Time for a GeoEvent …

Another sunny and clear skied day in Chicago but at least today was a little warmer around 13C. And there was a distinct lack of wind today so the sun could actually warm you up. We are continually reminded that … Continue reading

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Take me out to the ball game …

Well we were conned. Woke up and looked out the window to see clear and blue skies. Perfect for a ball game or so we thought. Headed outside and it was cold. It was 11C so I guess the cubs … Continue reading

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Now that is a jelly bean …

Even though there was little chance of rain today, it was still cold with a maximum of 9C but a little cooler with the wind chill. This morning was better spent indoors with the Adler Planetarium where it was warmer. … Continue reading

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Until you’ve been on a Harley-Davidson, you haven’t been on a motorcycle …… apparently

Another cool and windy day in Chicago so today rather than wander around the streets it is road trip time. Jenny said why don’t we go to Wisconsin and I said well there is the Harley Davidson Museum there so … Continue reading

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Wow that is a long way down …

Even though the rain had eased, it was misleading looking out from our hotel room. We knew it was going to be cold so layers of clothes were in order, however, we underestimated the wind chill factor once we got … Continue reading

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Chicago Town here we come …

Well I didn’t think Jenny would do it but she managed to get up early enough for us to have one last visit with Bradley before he headed off to University classes and we headed off to Chicago. We had … Continue reading

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Bradley do your assignments …

Bradley was working on a final assignment today so it turned into a bit of a rest day for us. We were able to have a bit of a sleep in for the first time since arriving (well me at … Continue reading

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Catching up with Bradley …

After a week in the same spot, packing up took a little bit of work and of course it was still raining as we tried to load the car. We had a great stay in our AirBnB apartment in Garfield … Continue reading

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Chicago Fire is very popular here …

Overnight was another wild night with thunderstorms, lightning, flooding and winds as well. There was apparently tornadoes elsewhere in the State. And for a second day in a row the I65/I70 crossover was closed due to a truck incident. This … Continue reading

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