It's the Batman
Trip Start Mar 19, 2012
26Trip End Jul 27, 2012
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Next day went to the Adler planetarium, Field museum and the Hancock observatory in the morning. The planetarium had a stars experience that created a 100 years ago as well as a 3D sun movie. Past and present technology awesome
Sat started off by exploring China Town (wasn't the biggest), then the Navy pier and then the start of the magnificent mile (equivalent oxford street). One thing we noticed was Chicago claimed it had the best of everything in the world; best pizza, coffee, hot dogs, streets etc. Found they really hyped up everything but am sure I have had better pizza, coffee, hot dogs and seen better streets. Jat did a tour of Wrigley field and having already seen baseball matches I walked down the magnificent mile
A bit of an easy start to the next day after the night before by watching the Spurs game against Blackburn in an Irish pub before we made our way down to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears) the largest building in the western hemisphere. Great view of city and beyond but all these lookouts are starting to look all the same to me. lol. So maybe not appreciated as much as I should have. Then we went to millennium and grant park to have a wonder around there. Millennium had a silver bean structure which look really nice. You can go stand underneath the bean and it gives a reflection of the skyscrapers. There was a choir underneath the bean and their voices carried all around the structure. A man took that opportunity to propose to his girlfriend. She said yes, and everybody clapped and cheered. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Saw a few other monuments before we headed back to the hostel. In the evening I went to a WWE pay-per-view event. When I was younger I watched every week and when I did the security work way back when the wrestling crowd had a great atmosphere
Monday morning went to the aquarium, apparently the biggest in the world according to Chicago. Saw some small whales, sea lion and dolphins performing, a 4D show and some small sharks. Had a wonder around the other exhibits and actually saw some interesting fish. And yes I did find Nemo. We then wondered around the city a bit more before chilling at the hostel. In the evening had another deep dish pizza before heading to a Blues bar which was run by blues legend Buddy Guy. Oh yeah Buddy Guy is awesome, he plays the blues man. We were lucky enough to see him play and he told us a story about how when he was 12 he wanted a job and that they said did he have the right experience, he was like shit how can I get experience at 12. Buddy Guy was a funny guy. When he did his short set it was actually really impressive, before he passed onto the new generation of blues players
Downtown Chicago reminded us off Gotham City in the new Batman movies with the elevated sky tracks hence the numerous pics of it and looks like a lot of other areas of Chicago were used in the movie.
Did have a good time here but wouldn't come again as feel like I've seen everything I needed too in one trip.