Sunday, 5 August 2012

Chicago, IL Day 6

Chicago, IL Day 6: Friday

Friday was our last day. We got up at 8:15 and instead of heading down to Tempo, we ate a breakfast of bars, bananas, and water. We packed everything up and made sure nothing was left behind in the hotel room. After that we signed out of the hotel and had the bell hop hold our luggage until we had to go catch our train.
Cell phone charging station in front of the John Hancock building
The Hope sign in front of the John Hancock building with my mom
In order to waste our time we shopped at 900 shops, which was very expensive. We basically only shopped at Bloomingdale's, which had a great variety of clothes. I thought it had a lot more variety and better selection than the Macy's in New York.

We ate lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, simply because there is a Cheesecake Factory in The Big Bang Theory. I ordered a lemonade, a classic burger, and a key lime cheesecake.

The burger was really good, although the fries were too much. The cheesecake was very light and delicious! Service here was also very good, although our waitress kept saying 'thank you', which I thought was getting very bothersome.

After lunch we went to a deli to get some sandwiches for the ride home, since train food is awful. People make fun of airplane food, but really they should be making fun of train food. We then hung out in the lobby until it was time for us to leave for our train. We took a taxi to Union Station. Our taxi actually took us a block away from Union Station, which forced us to walk a block with all of our suitcases. We made it to the station and waited quite a while, which has left a very bad impression on me of American train transportation.

The train ride went by the same as before, making all the same stops. When we got back to Port Huron, we were expecting two taxis that had been asked for prior to our arrival. There was only one taxi and the other one could not be found. Since he had not shown up we hopped into another taxi and headed back over to the Hampton where our car was parked.

As we headed back to London, we were all exhausted. My mom got some coffee and we made it to the border. I'm pretty sure the customs officer must have thought I was on drugs my eyes were half closed and were probably bloodshot I was so tired. This was one o'clock Saturday morning and I had to work later that day. Once we crossed the border it started POURING rain. It was raining so hard my mom couldn't see. I fell asleep and slept the whole hour back home and then woke up when we arrived at home sweet home.

Quote of the day: Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society. - William Makepeace Thackeray