And I’m back!
I didn’t mean to suggest anything negative about your fair city, it’s just that I’m not really a big, east-coast-like city gal. NYC? Not my type of place at all. Aside from some of the typical neat stuff, it’s really not thing. Chicago gave me a very similar. . . feeling? NYC did. Well, the people were nicer. Oh, except for the all made fun of how I talk! Like, can you, like believe that? :eek:
Oh and I have been to Chicago in July and I almost died. Humidity + my desert dwelling butt = certain death. I seriously was slumping behind everyone while we were touring, wishing for a quick death. I’m not a cold weather person either (when it’s 50, I’m found in three sweaters and a heating blanket), but maybe seeing the city all covered and pretty will make a bit of a difference in my opinion of the place. Oh, did I mention I’ve only touched snow twice in my whole life?
WhyNot, thank you for the suggestions! Maybe I can sneak off from the family for a bit, as I would never subject someone else to their insanity. I’ll definitely keep your offer in mind though. The medical museum looks really neat and I’m definitely writing that one down. Plus, that would be something my mom would like as well.
Nature museums are sorta eh to me, but I appreciate the suggestion. I’m from the land of 30 million hippies, so we have nature museums up the bum, even in little Republican redneck Bakersfield.
And I know Michigan is a lot like Rodeo in LA (ie snotty AND over my price range), but the family will be there and ya know, it is going to be my birthday. What? I’m kidding. I really do like just looking at the designer stuff, some of it is just so nice- like art.
Skammer, is there anything particularly cool about this aquarium? A particularly well done or neat exhibit? I just ask because I’ve been to some wicked cool aquariums in my time and I’m just trying to figure out if it is worth the journey.
Kalhoun- Hooray! History museum! Perhaps I should use this as an opportunity to brush up on some Chicago history? All I know is that one time, there was this cow that knocked over a latern that fell into the Lake and thus came Oprah and Jerry Springer. Right?
I don’t really have to worry about the restaurants- my family pays for all of that when I visit. They also enjoy fancy pants places, so I’m definitely spoiled when I go visit. Hooray for Greek food! (something completely unheard of in Bakersfield).
Oh hey, are there any cool Civil War . . . things. . . in that area of IL? Like I said, a tiny bit of driving wont hurt anyone.