Arriving at Chicago O'Hare

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We arrived at O'Hare at 5:30 PM, for us on Norwegian time it was already 12:30 AM, and we were getting tired. The flight was smooth even though we were expecting bad weather / thunderstorms in Chicago - we had sun :-)

Immigration with fingerprints and picture taking was okay, went rather quick, even though there was a long line. But then we were picked at random for a search. The guy performing the search was quite polite, he went through 4 suitcases, 3 backpacks, one carry on bag, one camera bag and one handbag. Smiling all the way. At this point we just wanted to sleep. It was easy to find the taxies outside, and got one instantly, he had no idea where our hotel was. But with a little help from his little book, he found it, and we helped him read the lines for the fee to pay.... USD 45.00.

Checking in at The Renaissance Hotel was just a pleasure. Nice & clean, friendly staff - everything you could whish for. We got our keys to our room at the 6th floor, and went up with all our luggage before we had a nice snack in the 9th floor restaurant, 2100 Blue.

Didn't eat much though, we were to tired, but getting to sleep was another story, by now we had lost track of time - think it was about 9 PM local, and 4 AM Norwegian... phuu. The kids eventually fell a sleep, but woke up again at 2 AM local time... We had some sleep during the night, not enough though.

 

emnottawa says:
Looks like you all managed to enjoy the trip over quite well, even though it was a very long day for all of you.....great pictures too, looking forward to reading and seeing more of your adventures on your trip..
Posted on: Jun 24, 2009
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Chicago skyline
Chicago skyline
In the taxi taking us to our hotel…
In the taxi taking us to our hote…
Marcus having fun hiding around ou…
Marcus having fun hiding around o…
Having a late dinner at 2100 Blue …
Having a late dinner at 2100 Blue…
Tired but happy, 8 PM local time, …
Tired but happy, 8 PM local time,…
Cool glasses!
Cool glasses!
This feels nice....
This feels nice....
The kids are excited, and very tir…
The kids are excited, and very ti…
And finally all our luggage..
And finally all our luggage..
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