Monday, 18 April 2011

Chicago Part one...

We were already going to visit Chicago for two weeks before we found out we had a space at the show so here is the post of our first week and a half there. In some ways it was disastrous lol as everything that could go wrong did  from a taxi driver in a bad mood when he saw our luggage (we had six cases), lack of visa for mum which had been paid for so we had to pay again at the airport, 3 searches on mum at the airport ( and seeing she is disabled and not in the best of health at all  it was no fun), terrible in flight food lol mum had an almost frozen ham sandwich at one point - one perk of being a veggie we didn't get one!  Being evacuated from the hotel (at this point we didn't know why) and as nobody came to get mum out Aidy risked taking her in the lift  - I took the stairs and had no choice but to leave the hotel as I was ushered outside so we got split up and my friend was on the 20th floor so I had to worry about them all- eventually Aidy and mum managed to find me after about 20m so we were all relieved to say the least. We eventually caught up with Dru who had been interviewed for the local news lol.  We arrived at the wrong terminal on the way home and having to get all bags to the correct one (we now had 9 lol)  and as we had to take a train with no luggage trolley, I was almost trapped and sent to yet another terminal!!! Excess baggage costs, mum being given a ridiculous seat right at the back of the plane which she had a very difficult time getting to and a very bumpy flight finished the trip... But we made the most of it and all in all had fun!

On the plus side I got to meet one of the nicest people I have the pleasure of knowing so a huge thank you to Dru for showing us around and driving us all over the place :) and the show itself thankfully was the only good luck we had!

A first View of the city

 A picture taken round the corner from our first hotel downtown
 Me realising I have been caught by the camera!

 Aidy delighted to have a decent cup of coffee

 Not too sure what is on offer here...

 By night...

 A day out at the Zoo 

 Aidy wanting to take part... was tempted to leave him there.

 I adore Polar Bears

 I guess I almost measure up lol
 This guy knew he looked good - he kept on striking a pose!

 We had a gas leak right outside our hotel so we were all evacuated - and it was the coldest day - no fun at all but on the plus note my best friend made the news lol

 We went out for a medieval show - was lots of fun even if our knight didn't win :(

More to follow...

1 comment:

  1. At least, it wasn't boring ... lol.
    Thanks for showing us Chicago!