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Monday, May 20, 2013

The best laid plans

The sun was shining and flowers blooming in abundance to greet us as we started day one of our trip in Chicago. We landed around noon and rented a car that will be our transportation home. The "plan" is to drive home along the historical Route 66.

Historically the route begins in Chicago and we will follow it west to home in LA (weather permitting). This is our first time in Chicago so we decided to spend our first few days exploring the city before heading home.  We started our tour in downtown Chicago walking along Michigan Avenue, taking in the beauty of the architecture, the gorgeous parks filled with tulips and lavender and the streets lined with even more flowers - tulips, snapdragons, stock and hydrangeas.

The weather was hot and humid well past sundown and we took advantage of the sunny day (thunder showers were in the forecast) by visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo and walking late into the evening. I snapped some photos as we were walking to dinner ...

We ended our day watching the news of the devastating tornados and receiving text message warnings of severe weather in our area and listening to the sudden rainfall and extremely loud thunder. It looks like we may have to make a few adjustments in our plan. My daughter has mapped out our 10-day trip home, complete with turn-by-turn directions, hotel stays and sights to see and places to eat.  We have been planning this for weeks but then you know what they say about the best laid plans ... 
I will keep you posted!

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