Talk away! It's Friday Free for All, though today I've got a subject. How do you all do driving in "foreign" cities? All I can say is I'm so glad just my daughter and I went and not DH. His patience would be gone, and that would ruin both of ours. He's not a city driver any more.
We navigated just fine into Chicago, to downtown, and our hotel. But, you better have patience for this drive. This average traffic on a Thursday afternoon was worse than some of worst days in Minneapolis and St Paul. We were here completely to get something accomplished, but it's not somewhere I'd go by car for a relaxing get away. DD1 drove a few years ago when two grad school friends from Ireland were there for a film festival. She didn't seem phased. I didn't have issues, but still, not a fan. Who knows how leaving will be later today.
We got out and about after a little stretch and rest. She also had yet more prep stuff to do for the program, so took care of that first. We really only ventured through Millennium Park, saw the Bean, gardens, and fountains. There's a terrific children's playground, a climbing wall, and roller rink loop. We only wandered a couple hours but I was spent after a full day driving. Maybe we'll come back in the future by plane and use Ubers. Here's a few pictures to say we didn't drive all that way for no photo ops.
|Grant Park theater.
|The Bean, or Cloud Gate.
|A lovely central park garden.
What's on your mind today? Any driving experiences that stayed in your brain?