Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fun time in Chicago
After completing our tour of the Springfield sights, we moved on to Chicago for a week of exploring the best the city has to offer. As I mentioned, this was our first Winnebago tour and it has turned out to be a big success. The group of fellow travelers/tourists was all very friendly and we had a lot of fun together.
Between the heavy schedule of events and the surprising lack of reception for the air card, I have been unable to post for the week. The exploration of the city was planned to cover many of the special features of the city, including its history, people, landmarks, architecture, and its food. As it turns out, Chicago is well known for its diversity of cultural and innovative foods. We sampled many of these during the week between well planned guided tours of the city.
It was great for us to just show up at the bus at the appointed time and be carried to the tour du jour and listen to a local expert guide us through the day’s events. Usually, when we do this on our own, many hours are spent deciding what to see and what is important about what we are seeing. This time, that was all done for us. Our tour hosts Donna and Dave tended to all the details, while the rest of us just enjoyed the ride. I think we could get used to this.
We enjoyed the tours a great deal, but I think we enjoyed our fellow travelers best of all.
So while we have taken lots of pictures, I think we will start this series with some of our new friends and us enjoying ourselves.