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I just got back from the NY/Boston area (about 90 degrees, 90% humidity) and I have to leave tomorrow afternoon for a few days in Chicago (I imagine similarly miserable?)........... I do NOT like summer travel. :cry: :cry: I'm a weather-weenie.

But anyway, I'm not familiar with Chicago. I don't even know any dogs there! :lol:

If anyone has a suggestion for Tuesday afternoon, I need a four-hour (or so) thing to substitute for something I don't want to attend.

Air-conditioning is a must. :lol:
 

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AWESOME museums! Museum of Science and Natural History. You could spend a day in there. Also, right across the street from Shed Aquarium. I haven't been ther in years but it's on my to do list. :wink:
 

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AWESOME museums! Museum of Science and Natural History. You could spend a day in there. Also, right across the street from Shed Aquarium. I haven't been ther in years but it's on my to do list. :wink:
OK, and I would imagine this is all downtown.... but I'll go right to Google and find out.

I love those two types of things.

The Monterey Aquarium is supposed to be wonderful, and I do like it a lot, but it's all Monterey Bay life forms..... I kinda like seeing OTHER critters. :lol:
 

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First time I saw the Shed Aquarium it just blew my MidWest mind. I just couldn't imagine a fish take so dern big. :lol: :wink:
 

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First time I saw the Shed Aquarium it just blew my MidWest mind. I just couldn't imagine a fish take so dern big. :lol: :wink:
Yeah.... SF and Monterey and Boston (and I guess all of them) are building-size and ballroom-size tanks.

COOL! :>)
 

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You HAVE to go to the Billy Goat Tavern if you were ever a SNL fan.

It was the source of the cheeseburger-cheeseburger chips no fries no coke just pepsi skit -- and a major hangout for all kinds of famous people. The menu really IS limited but it was a fun (and cheap) place to stop!! The time I was there is was cash only.

I don't know exactly where it is but it is under a bridge downtown.

http://www.centerstagechicago.com/restaurants/Bill.html
 

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Shedd Aquarium...it's bigger than the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, you'll really like it. The Pacific Northwest portion is especially great...it's been a few years since I was there, though.

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/

Art Institute is pretty good, but the Aquarium would be the place to spend a few hours. I also like walking through some of the neighborhoods...you could do the Frank Lloyd Wright tour stuff, there are a ton of his houses in Chicago...and the townhomes in the Gold Coast always seem neat to me. Just need a few million dollars to buy one.

http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/Architects/Wright.html
 

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EXCELLENT! I was thinking about that boat tour of architectural sights, but the aquarium sounds much better.

SNL -- who in my age group WASN'T an SNL fan? I'm the same age as the Bill Murray-John Besushi* types. :lol:



*Although less dead than a couple of the original cast
 

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:eek: Although less dead than a couple of the original cast :lol: :lol:

Sounds like your going to have to add a few days on your Tuesday afternoon. :wink:
 
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