I’m back from my week-long vacation to the windy city. It was very pleasant.
(A good measure of any vacation is how many bolobaau one eats. I ate… Let me see… 18? In other news, I’m fat now.)
Along the way, we stopped at the Niagara Falls. The contrast between the American side and the Canadian side of the falls was interesting. Not so much because of the falls (although the Canadian side did have a better view), but because of the surrounding cities.
The American side was like a ghost town. Only the casino, hotel, and about 10 Indian buffets were open. The rest of the town was all closed. Not much activity. In contrast, we later went over to the Canadian side (a quick jaunty to Toronto for a crazy good sushi tasting menu). It was hopping, with a ferris wheel thingy, two casinos, plenty of restaurants and lots of people walking around. ::shrug::
Another thing I liked about the trip was seeing that Chicago calls its ‘greater Chicago area’ Chicagoland. And the ‘greater Chicago area to the south’ is Chicago Southland. I love it. I’m going to start saying Bostonland.
So much driving (we rented a car to make the trip)! Elaine and I have done several road trips before, but this was our first time with audiobooks (usually I just make some music mix). Audiobooks were a huge win. It is so much easier to stay focused on a long driving slog when paying attention to a story. Made the time fly by.