Monday and back to work for Julie!
Mrs C and I decided to go into Chicago today from Lisle by train and by 08:30 we’d walked the 15 minutes to the station and paid or $6 75 each way and were ready to catch the train. The problem was I’d checked the times on Google both last night and this morning but Google hadn’t reset itself and we’d been looking at Sunday’s timetable, so we were early!
Finally we arrived in Union Station, Chicago and went to grab a coffee and bagel for breakfast and sat in the sun watching the world go by.
We then followed the Chicago River walk from Lake Street and walked all the way to Lake Michigan a great walk in the morning sun. When we got to Lake Michigan we went for a drink break at Navy Pier before setting off looking for Bloomingdale’s. Found it but the wrong one we wanted the home store one as Mrs C was looking for a chef’s knife for Lewis. Now redirected to the other one about a mile away. Enroute we passed the Canada Goose store and had to go in. Still too expensive but Mrs C had a plan as we are off to Canada at the weekend and the exchange rate is a little better there. But we’ll see! We found the other Bloomingdale’s but they didn’t have the knife in, but guess what the first Bloomingdales may have. So we retraced our steps. Didn’t buy one of the knives though as not the exact one Lewis wanted.
Now the for a bite to eat. No more walking so we got a cab. We sat at a river bar and shared a burger and a portion of chicken strips. Great just watching the people of Chicago using the river.
Now back to Union station for the ride back to Lisle, big mistake in rush hour as no seats and only standing room for the 50 minutes commute. Bigger mistake we’d got on the direct train to Napperville which went through Lisle without stopping and albeit being 1 stop we had to get a cab back to Julie’s!
Julie was already home from work, I dug out some more of the compost but after 15 minutes I was dripping wet with sweat!
Julie, Elle, Mrs C sat chatting while I watched the Monday night football game Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears at soldier Field. Bears won.
Now time for bed, night all