Chicago we have arrived!
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After lunch, it was time to get to Chicago. We continued on our drive across the top of Indiana along the toll way paying $1.00 here, and $1.50 there until we reached Illinois and the city of Chicago. Of course, they have lots of tolls here too, so we paid again, but now the city is in sight! This whole trip we have been using MapQuest directions, and so far they have been very good. Once in the city, we found our way close to our hotel, but one of the streets didn't have a sign up. Luckily, there was a traffic officer standing there and I asked him what was the name of the this cross street. When he said the name, I said, "That's the one I'm looking for" and he stopped traffic so I could turn. Once we went around the block because of a one way street issue, we were at the front door of our hotel, The Seneca.
Once we were checked in and unpacked, we decided to get some dinner at a place called Harry Carey's. I made the kids put some nice clothes on for our first night out, then a quick $10.00 taxi ride and we were there in a few minutes. We could have walked I guess, but I was tired and hungry and the girls had on heels and didn't feel like a 2 mile walk, so a cab it was. The place was very nice inside, and the food was amazing!! After dinner, a bottle of wine and dessert, we were so full, we took another cab back to our hotel. It was time to relax and watch some TV before bed. Courtnie & I were on the computers updating our TravBuddy blogs, while Lena read one of her books. Tomorrow we tour the city!