Trip Start Feb 05, 2010
6Trip End Feb 06, 2010
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This is the main event we were waiting for, Monster Jam! This all started a few months ago when Jose found a clip of "Megasaurus", a dinosaur robot that could destroy a car. For fun, I looked into it and found that he was coming to Chicago on Valentine's Day! Due to many factors, it ended up not working out but I noticed that it would be in Peoria the weekend before. So alas, we decided to make the trek. I was excited to go to Monster Jam, a monster truck show, for many reasons. It attracts people of a different subculture, and it is interesting to see that. Reason two, monster trucks. I hadn’t seen a monster truck show before so it certainly intrigued me.
We arrived, purchased some beverages, bought Gary a beautiful Grave Digger hat, and sat down. The lights dimmed and the beautiful monster trucks emerged. We sat through some patriotic propaganda and then met the drivers
After the show we decided to stick in Peoria because it had been snowing. We hadn’t really eaten dinner so we explored. Jose was surprised that it was such a big city. Unfortunately, everything was closed. Bennegin’s closed at 8pm! We finally found Old Chicago, a pizza place, open and ate. I just got a soup and a salad and Jose got Lasagna. Last time I went to central Illinois I went to Old Chicago. Escape Chicago to go eat Chicago style food. Good thing it’s delicious!