Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 36: Chicago

As you can tell from reading last night's blog post, we didn't have a very exciting day yesterday. Mainly ran errands and snuck up on sheep and donkeys. Today was going to be different. We set our alarm for 7am in order to take part in a citywide guided tour.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. We woke up to a very rainy morning and decided to go back to sleep to see if things would improve.

We decided to change plans a bit and do our own self guided tour.

Our starting point was lunch at
Ditka's. For those of you who aren't familiar with the running gag on SNL, Mike Ditka is a Chicago icon as a former football player and coach. The gag is best summed up in the following video:

In any event, we had a great lunch at Ditka's.

After lunch, Tamara kept taking pictures of the lovely architecture as we drove around the city. One place we decided to drive to was Steinmetz High School which was featured in the movie
Cheaters which happens to be one of my personal favorite movies.

We then drove by Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, the Cubs weren't in town but we got to take a quick peek at the famous ballpark.

And finally we walked around the waterfront.

We're now back at the hotel so I'm going to wrap up this post - this of course being our LAST Saturday night for our trip :-(.