I know I know; I was supposed to be blogging every day from Chicago with a summary of the day’s events – my utmost apologies. A few things got in my way of such a lofty goal:
- My sister’s camera was not as fully charged as she claimed. This was made worse because:
- She gave me neither the charger for her camera battery nor her USB connection to upload pictures off the dag-gone camera to my laptop, which led to…
- I had to use my phone to take pictures, GPS, take notes and make calls. With a Samsung Epic, that means your battery gets sucked dry faster than blood to a vampire.
- I had my backup external battery with me when I walked around town Saturday. That got sucked up to.
- I don’t think I fully charged my phone or backup battery at any point during the trip.
- Remember that horny MILF I told you about back in January? Well…
Here’s a day-by-day summary of my trip:
Friday, April 6th: Flight landed around 6pm CST, a half-hour ahead of schedule. Had to wait 45 minutes for my ride because she got stuck at work due to a no-call no-show (typical Murphy’s Law rearing his head). Settled in at the hotel, then went out for dinner.
Saturday, April 7th: My friend had to work during the day, so I tabled this day to venture to downtown Chicago via mass transit. And by the way: you know you’re a veteran transit rider when you can spot someone “slow” boarding the bus and you’re the one out of town. Something about this slow chick having 50-something CTA fare-cards, but not one of them had full fare on them. The bus driver had to relent and tell dizzy to take a seat. And she’s one of those loud cellphone talkers, smh. Either she’s slow or coked up – and she almost spilled Pepsi on my new Nikes.
Any-whoo… took the bus to the subway (yeah yeah they call it the “L” here but yanno). My first stop was the United Center to pay the statue of Michael Jordan a visit:
Okay, back outside:
Hopped off the Orange Line at State & Lake to walk down and transfer to the Red Line northbound. Destination: Wrigley Field.
After a full day of walking the streets of Chicago, it was time to head back to the hotel to meet my friend after she was done with work.
I made it back to the hotel around 5:30pm. Wasn’t a moment too soon, for all of my electronic devices were D-E-A-D. Great day – and I was proud of myself because my studying of the area rail and bus schedules before my trip paid off. Go me!
P.S.: Leftover Mexican food should definitely be refrigerated.
Click here for Days Three to Five.