Monday, November 30, 2009

Towering Chicago

It is one hell of an experience to visit Chicago, it is a city full of ardor & vivacity. Be it then the towering buildings that intimidate you, the Michigan avenue, the clubs, or be it in the form of one of world's tallest buildings. Chicago is for high-spirited people who live tall lives :)


Though I spent just two days there, it was an experience of a lifetime. I stayed up at this friends house. Gina & her mom I can undoubtedly say are the two most kind Americans I personally know. Both of them are outrightly gorgeous & friendly. Their house just like them is this beautiful huge condo, which I could not stop admiring even for a second. I went around Chicago in the double deck trains with Gina, & experienced the Michigan-Ohio football match in one of the sizzling pubs. If anyone misses the point, Michigan-Ohio matches are like the India-Pak cricket matches, the two states hate each others guts. The pub was full of energy & I loved humming the "Go Go Blue" anthem along-with the Michigan fans. It was all in all an exciting experience to see a huge hall full in blue n yellow Michigan jerseys. Sadly, Michigan lost.


We went to Millenium Park, tried for the first time in my life Ice Skating. Gina agreed to take cool videos of me making a mess of myself in the skating ring. But to my surprise & Gina's, I did not fall off even once :) Pats self on the back. The Millenium Park is a nice park for people to come have picnics/lunches outside of the tall buildings they work/live in.


The Sear's now Willis tower was an experience in its own. I really have no words to describe how you feel on top of 110 stories, you need to be there to experience it. The view from the top was mesmerizing & worth the snake like lines that we stood for to get the entrance tickets.

Overall Chicago was worth the hassle that I got into with the airlines people later on. Of all, my most fondest memories would be of Gina & her mother's hospitality. I really wish they come down to India sometime for me to show them the same :)


12 comments:

Priyanka said...

Woooww!! This sure brought back some great memories for me.
Did you go to Navy Pier? I hope you did. Thats one of the bestest in Chicago :)Lake Michigan looks fantastic from the Pier.
Sears is just fantabulous!
Where are you going from here? I sure hope you're going to Orlando :)
Let me know where you're going next :)

PS: I support Michigan too. My brother and I, we sort of sneaked a couple of jerseys from their merchandise shop! :P :P

wasted said...

thanks priyanka...no I am not going to Orlando, I am in SFO for work, went to the Yosemite National Reserve & the 17 mile scenic drive along carmel, monerey, & Santa Cruz. Also visited the Mystery Spot. Will soon make posts on them :)

Benny said...

Wow the place looks good! :) Enjoy!

runa said...

thanks Benny

Priyanka said...

Oh my God! You went to the Mystery Spot! Thats like soooo cool :) :)
Yosemite is one my favourites! Its just too too beautiful!

runa said...

@Priyanka - Yah just loved the mystery spot...yosemite is my fav too

Potato said...

see, your natural athleticism comes to the fore once again

wasted said...

@Potato - & How is that?

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