: Another Chicago trip - Funeral, museums, friends, and food.



Jesda
03-20-10, 08:44 PM
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Topping off...

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20.11mpg in mixed local driving. On the highway I got no better than 23mpg thanks to having a 3-speed automatic.

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My DIN Ford Taurus cupholder only accomodates small drinks and cans, and thats only if you remove the ash tray.

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BLARGH

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Visibility in central Illinois was poor, and it got even worse than this for about 50 miles.

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Yay windmills yay

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Met up with Gary and Nicki at a library near the Dupage River for lunch.

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Nicki returned to work and Gary and I cruised around the suburbs.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:45 PM
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We visited the site of JD’s crash. It was horrifying to look at but the memorial was comforting. Gary and I wrote some messages in chalk. He left a note on the posterboard under the picture his Brougham. I left some flowers.

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Rolls. Looks a bit tall and awkward in person.

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Stopped at a hobby shop.

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Crullers FTW!

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Had dinner at Omega with Larry, Todd, Jim, and Gary

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:45 PM
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Jimmy and Michelle, despite my history of ruining hotel rooms and clogging toilets, generously let me stay at their house. This is a picture of my workstation in the bedroom. The desk fit me perfectly.

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Spacious bed right-sized for an Asian.

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Woke up at 4:30am, dawdled around a bit, then finally got done getting ready by 6:30. Found a gray hair. :(

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Ducky was part of the long funeral procession. Some idiot driving a Thomas Muffins truck was talking on his cell phone and tried to cut us off.

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Bumblebee!!!

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After lunch with JD’s family and friends we stood around and admired the awesomeness.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:45 PM
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Parted ways with Jimmy, Nicki, and Gary. I intended to head up to Wisconsin and see a cheese factory or two and the Museum of Torture Devices (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60403-d653602-Reviews-Museum_of_Historic_Torture_Devices-Wisconsin_Dells_Wisconsin.html). Unfortunately, they were only open on Saturday. :(

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I pulled into a Starbucks to get online and decide what to do with the rest of my trip. I could go home, but it would be a waste of the boring drive up I-55 to leave without doing anything cool. A woman commented on Ducky as I pulled in, “NICE TOY! ITS SO CUTE!”

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Headed downtown.

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Booked a room at the Hyatt Regency on E Wacker Dr for $55. I paid $20 more for free wifi and a view of Lake Michigan, then another $50 for valet parking with unlimited in/out privileges.

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They tried to take the minimalist/modern approach to furnishings, but it ended up looking too plain. The beds were nice but Mariotts and Doubletrees are vastly superior with more padding, nicer pillows, and higher thread count sheets.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:45 PM
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AWESOME VIEW out my window.

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The skywalk between the east and west hotel buildings was being used as an unsightly luggage corral.

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Navy Pier and downtown Chicago

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The best thing about the Hyatt was its location, just two blocks away from Millennium Park and the Chicago Institute of Art.

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Big shiny round thing.

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Inside the big shiny round thing, looking up.

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The rest of the park, including two tall displays that showed people blinking and smiling. Up close you can see a light cluster.

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Art Institute of Chicago

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Europeans love violence. Most of the European displays creeped me out. I was eager to keep walking.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:46 PM
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Admission tonight was free thanks to Target’s sponsorship.

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I’m biased, but I found the Asian exhibits to be soothing. I sat here to rest my feet for a while.

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Loved the architecture and modern design exhibits.

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Its interesting how modern devices are looking more and more like the toys I played with as a child, with bright pastel colors and rounded edges.

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Interactive exhibit where you could manipulate a spider web.

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Lamps

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Furniture and lighting designs.

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In my new black suit, black shirt, and black shoes, I looked like a cliche artsy guy. A cute girl walked up to me and started asking questions and talking to me about modern design. I faked my way through, pretending to understand the creative process and talked about how elements of creative exercises eventually end up in commercial goods, but I ran out of BS and walked away. She’s in the light brown sweater on the right.

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Modern American art. This was powerful.

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Wallpaper with depictions of lynching, cat litter, and a white dress. The description said it was supposed to represent the contrast/conflict between white female purity and the race riots and lynch mobs that happened in an attempt to protect that purity. Can’t remember why the cat litter is there.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:46 PM
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This is a painting of the date that the painting of the date was painted.

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Neon display

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A video of a man doing repetitive movements around the four sides of a square.

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View outside.
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Chess pieces

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Can’t remember the artist’s name, but I want this in my living room.

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Millennium Park at night

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03-20-10, 08:46 PM
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View from my room

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Exhausted after the funeral and several miles of walking downtown.

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Looked up food. Decided on Portillos.

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Valet service at the Hyatt was slow, but I was able to wait in my room and watch for when my car arrived. Seen here under the word “Regency”

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Put the top down and went for an AMAZING cruise downtown. Traffic was light. It was a bit unnerving when the el train passed above me. I was worried that dirt, debris, and other junk would fall on my head. The open top made it easy to watch for pedestrians, cab drivers, bikes, and busses. Chicago was subjected to my music selection.

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Tribune building.

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Long line at the Portillos drive through window. I purchased an orgy of food and ordered every major item on the menu. I ate about a third of it and had to discard the rest.

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While showering, my eyeglass lens popped out. Yes, I shower with my glasses. It makes it easier to see (I’m VERY nearsighted) and my lenses get cleaned in the process. I walked around downtown looking for a drug store that was open, but all were sadly closed. I looked completely out of place in my salmon colored polo, like a naive tourist. A homeless guy tried to offer directions but I ignored him. Didn’t have cash on me anyway. Eventually, I found a 7-11 and used glue to reattach the lens.

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Beautiful scene to wake up to. Not so awesome was the hotel BANGING ON MY DOOR AT 10:45AM. Checkout wasn’t until noon! I was trying to savor every morsel of sleep, and when I’m awoken I can’t go back to sleep.

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They took a while to get my car. When I got down there they couldn’t find my keys, so I stood there with all of my luggage waiting. Then, I sat there forever waiting for the other cars to move so I could leave the hotel.
NO TIP.

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Didn’t realize the Museum of Science and Industry had its own parking garage, but this public space was reasonably close.

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An early 1900s main street had shops and a working theater. I dont think they painted curbs back then. There was also a replica of the first Walgreens drug store in Chicago.

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You could buy a toy and watch it being manufactured.

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I spent a lot of time at this display, showing the accomplishments of American entrepreneurs and business leaders. This was one of the exhibits I enjoyed the most, partly because there weren’t any annoying children.

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Steam engines! Working examples.

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Weather instruments.

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Indoor tornado

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Sand used to show how an avalanche works and how grains interact.

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Boeing 727 donated by United Airlines.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6966.jpg
Glass window showing landing gear, which was converted from hydraulics to pneumatics for museum functionality.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6967.jpg
Passenger Cabin

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6968.jpg
Electronics below

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6969.jpg
Background story

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:47 PM
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6972.jpg
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Cockpit

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6974.jpg
Some wiring

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6977.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6978.jpg
Inside of a catalytic converter.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6979.jpg
This was supposed to show how the greenhouse effect raised temperatures, but the temp on both sides was the same.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6980.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6981.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7083.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7084.jpg
Steam train, the famous 999

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6983.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6984.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6986.jpg

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7068.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7070.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7072.jpg
The model railroad setup was INCREDIBLE. They put together lifelike replicas of Chicago, Seattle’s waterfront, and the mountains and towns in between. They even included Chicago’s Metra and the Amtrak Empire Builder that I took to Washington a few times. Will post videos of this a bit later.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7013.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7009.jpg
Steam train designed to articulate over uneven tracks. Used for logging.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6952.jpg

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:47 PM
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6972.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6975.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6976.jpg
Cockpit

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6974.jpg
Some wiring

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6977.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6978.jpg
Inside of a catalytic converter.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6979.jpg
This was supposed to show how the greenhouse effect raised temperatures, but the temp on both sides was the same.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6980.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6981.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7076.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7076.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7078.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7079.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7080.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7082.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7083.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7084.jpg
Steam train, the famous 999

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6983.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6984.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6985.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6986.jpg

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7051.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7063.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7065.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7068.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7070.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7072.jpg
The model railroad setup was INCREDIBLE. They put together lifelike replicas of Chicago, Seattle’s waterfront, and the mountains and towns in between. They even included Chicago’s Metra and the Amtrak Empire Builder that I took to Washington a few times. Will post videos of this a bit later.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7013.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7009.jpg
Steam train designed to articulate over uneven tracks. Used for logging.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6952.jpg

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:48 PM
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6958.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6960.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6961.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6962.jpg
Wright Brothers aircraft replica that actually flew.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7086.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7091.jpg
I loved the chick hatchery.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7097.jpg
Live satellite image of the earth, projected on to a globe.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7100.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7102.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7101.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7106.jpg
Race cars

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7107.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7108.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7110.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/thumb_100_7113.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7113.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7114.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7115.jpg
Ships

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7116.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7118.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7119.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7120.jpg
Creepy circus exhibits

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7121.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7122.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7153.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7154.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7156.jpg -- Submarine kitchen
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7157.jpg -- Kitchen
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7158.jpg -- Food supply for 100 days
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7159.jpg -- Beds for crew
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7160.jpg -- Underwater entertainment
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7162.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7163.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7165.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7166.jpg -- Torpedo
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7167.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7168.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7169.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7170.jpg -- Anchor
U-505 submarine exhibit. HUGE.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7171.jpg
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Left the museum out the back door after they closed, then realized I forgot my jacket at the coat check in front. I ended up walking around the entire building and pond and got there just in time.

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7194.jpg
Cruising through south Chicago.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7195.jpg
Chinatown

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7197.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7199.jpg
Drawbridge

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7198.jpg
Mexicantown

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7179.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7180.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7187.jpg
The beach was filthy, full of garbage. Some idiots were sitting around, blasting Nickelback from their car.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:49 PM
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6961.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6962.jpg
Wright Brothers aircraft replica that actually flew.

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I loved the chick hatchery.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7097.jpg
Live satellite image of the earth, projected on to a globe.

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7106.jpg
Race cars

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7115.jpg
Ships

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7120.jpg
Creepy circus exhibits

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7154.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7156.jpg -- Submarine kitchen
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7157.jpg -- Kitchen
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7158.jpg -- Food supply for 100 days
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7159.jpg -- Beds for crew
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7160.jpg -- Underwater entertainment
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7162.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7165.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7166.jpg -- Torpedo
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7169.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7170.jpg -- Anchor
U-505 submarine exhibit. HUGE.

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Left the museum out the back door after they closed, then realized I forgot my jacket at the coat check in front. I ended up walking around the entire building and pond and got there just in time.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7178.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7194.jpg
Cruising through south Chicago.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7195.jpg
Chinatown

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7197.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7199.jpg
Drawbridge

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7198.jpg
Mexicantown

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7179.jpg
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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7187.jpg
The beach was filthy, full of garbage. Some idiots were sitting around, blasting Nickelback from their car.

Jesda
03-20-10, 08:50 PM
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7188.jpg
Only in the ghetto. There was no accident, just some guy with a broken wheel.

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Met up with Gary H in the suburbs. Went for a ride in his gorgeous 335i coupe.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7202.jpg
OM NOM NOM

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7203.jpg
Gary pointed out this girl, and being the creeper that I am I snuck a photo.

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7207.jpg
Drove home with the top down. There’s the moon.

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http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_7211.jpg
My eyeglass lens popped out AGAIN. A road trip is the worst possible time for this to happen. Thankfully, a CVS was open in Springfield. The guy was really nice and held my lens in place while I screwed the frame.

Really enjoyed the drive home. Nice weekend overall.

V-Eight
03-20-10, 08:59 PM
Good eye Gary, good eye. Looks like a pretty productive trip overall

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-20-10, 09:05 PM
Cool thread, if not for a very sad reason. It's good to see the group could get together over dinner and still have a good time.

And thank god you're asian. Anyone else taking pictures at a funeral would look weird.

hueterm
03-20-10, 09:18 PM
OMG -- those pieces of the car at the crash site. That's rough............

RightTurn
03-20-10, 10:18 PM
OMG -- those pieces of the car at the crash site. That's rough............

:( Agree.


Thanks for sharing, Jesda. And, email me one of those steak sandwiches with the peppers. kthx.

orconn
03-21-10, 12:17 AM
I am the descendant of (I quess you would call it an "old Chicago family") both of my grandparents on my Dad's side graduated from the Chicago Art Institute. My great grandfather was one of the founders of the Institue. My Dad was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and his uncle was mayor of Evanston at some point in the early 20th century.

I spent many vacation weeks with my girl friends family in Chicago when I went to u of Wisconsin. But have never lived in Illinois myself. Many of the sights you took pictures of looked familiar, but many of the buildings have been built since I was last there in the1970's.

Thanks for all the pictures!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-21-10, 09:17 AM
Say, what was the weather like in Chicago over those few days? It was in the 50's up here last week, and actually hit 67* on the day of JD's funeral. It looks quite nice and inviting in your photos..

Jesda
03-21-10, 09:26 AM
It was perfect during the day, and at night I didnt even need a jacket. Lingered in the 60s.

MacMuse
03-21-10, 09:34 PM
... And, email me one of those steak sandwiches with the peppers. kthx.

They ship! Invite some friends over and put out a nice spread for them (http://www.portillos.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=9&DEPARTMENT_ID=25).

tr's-cts
03-22-10, 07:40 PM
Nice Pics. Been awhile since I've been down LSD

JimmyH
03-23-10, 06:58 PM
Great pics Jesda. But the least you could have done to repay my hospitality was photoshopped my stomach out of those pictures.