What a great overnight stay we had. The hotel was beautiful!
It had recently been remodeled and the best way I can describe it is a modern art deco. Funky with some art deco influences.
Look at this carpeting. I wouldn’t have wanted to be drinking and try and walk on it.
and if the carpeting in the lobby wasn’t enough for your vertigo, step into the bath in your room. Check out that wallpaper. We wanted to color it in like a paint by number but thought better of it. :)
I enjoyed learning (from Joyce) how to navigate the many forms of transportation.
We rode in from Elburn on Metra (the only way to go – just sayin’…),
then walked 6 blocks up to Millers Pub for lunch,
boarded a CTA bus to our hotel,
took the subway to dinner and back again.
We used the subway again Saturday morning but I, for one, was extremely glad it was the last time. Something about barreling down a dark tunnel in a train that’s rocking back and forth and feels like it’s about to launch off the tracks just isn’t my thing.
(don’t ask me why the above lines are showing up as a link – don’t know what I did and am tired of trying to figure it out)
Before the day was over, we also rode the “el” elevated train. Surprisingly enough, I liked that the best. Weird, since I don’t like heights at all but compared to the subway, it was a wonderful experience.