Planes, Trains and a U-Boat

We were not willing to give up on the Chicago Transit Authority after yesterday’s Loop adventure. Consequently, we down shifted to the CTA buses. This mode of transportation worked pretty flawlessly. The one minor exception came when an express bus, an accordion bus, pulled up to our stop and because we didn’t hail it like a cab, it kept going.

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes; it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it!”
The Blues Brothers

Our first stop was the Original Pancake House. We had their specialty apple pancake, singular, plenty for two, oven baked, with Granny Smith apples and a cinnamon glaze. It is world-famous.

“I’d rather be a lamppost in Chicago than a millionaire in any other city.” – William A Hulbert

Our next stop was at the Museum of Science and Industry as the bus driver told me. We spent all day there and loved it. It is not the same museum that we used to take our children to. It has seen a lot of renovation. We started off with a Omnimax movie that was all about aerobatics and high-speed airplane racing. At times, I felt like Lt. Bob, on one up chuck ride after another. We had a great time at this museum, much better than I had expected. We closed it and then took the bus back downtown.

If I can make it there
I’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you
New York, New York
– Frank Sinatra

When we arrived back downtown, we went to Loopy Yarns. By we, I mean Anne, I went next door to Bar Louie. We had dinner there and then retired to the hotel for the evening.

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