A bad day to visit Chicago
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We had a wonderful breakfast at the hotel in Lansing, Michigan. Remind me to do a 10 star review of that place!!
On the road just after 9 am and on our way towards Chicago. We stopped at a rest stop along the way and got a shot of a marker that told about Kalamazoo.
Getting near Chicago we started getting held up for toll roads. First 50 cents, not too bad, but then about then minutes later another toll booth for $1.25 and then a third only a mile or two up the road for $3.00 which frosted me because we were still ten miles south of the city and I could tell how much more it would take to get on in so we jumped off the toll road and took straight north into town. Guess what we saw just to our left? Another ball park!!! Home of the White Sox.
We had no idea that the reason for the road blockage was the parade for Chicago Balckhawks who had just won the Stanley cup. No wonder so many folks were wearing their jerseys. And somehow the helmuts on the lions outside the museum should have been a tip off too! LOL :D