Saturday, 23 July 2011

Some like it HOT

It is really really HOT here in Chicago with warnings of not to go out if you can possibly help it and if you do to use high factor sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.
Thursday was 101 degrees so we decided to go to the Planetarium as i have never been to one and Gordon says this is one of the best in the world.
I thought i would be bored but found it all fascinating and loved the three dimensional films and how our universe came about.
It was 5.00 pm when we came out and i couldnt believe we had spent a whole day in there but the time did go so quickly.
After a quick look round the shops and a bite to eat we went on an Architectural boat tour along the Chicago river ( it was 8.00 pm so no worries of getting sunburned ) with a lovely lady telling you about the history of Chicago and about all its famous skyscrapers and buildings.
It was 9.30 when we finally came back to shore and after a stroll around the Magnificent mile we came back to the hotel and had an early night.
Friday was in the high 90s so we went to the Chicago Art Institute as we both wanted to go here and it would be nice and cool with the air conditioning on.
Again A full day of taking in the arts from the pre raphaelites right up to the modern arts of today by the time we had looked around at all the fantastic art it was 5.00 pm again before we decided to go back to the hotel and rest our legs for a while.
Later we went for dinner and a walk down to the Navy Pier and then went to a late night movie showing of Transformers 3 in 3D.
Why did we go and see this you may be asking ???
Well last year when we were here we actually watched some of this being filmed along the Chicago river so when we saw it was actually being shown we just had to see it and i must admit we really enjoyed it.
When we came out of the cinema at just gone midnight the sky was full of lightning and just as we reached our hotel the heavens opened and i have never heard such loud thunder in my life.
We sat up in our room 18 floors up with a coffee watching the fantastic light and noise show for well over an hour before we went to bed with lightning still lighting the room and thunder still gently rolling in the distance.
I will leave you with a little video i took of the Chicago Skyline on Thursday and will write again tomorrow as i am so tired right now and must get some sleep.

video

Love and smiles Rob and Gordon xxx

5 comments:

  1. Really interesting post, it brought back memories of our brief visit to Chicago 15 years ago and sitting on the seat where the cast of Chicago Hope used to sit, we were on our way to Wisconsin a wonderful holiday. Hugs Bee

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  2. Glad you boys are having a FAB time !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  3. Hi Robert and Gordon. Love hearing about your travels, and good luck with the No More Shims Mat! I'm sure it will be as popular out there as it is over here. Best wishes, Wendy (from Essex)

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  4. The No More Shims is doing great and we are having to send double quantities as the demand is just amazing.
    So many people said it was the best thing they had seen demonstrated at the show.
    We are just blown away by all the wonderful comments we had and would like to thank Scor-Pal for having faith in our product and helping us so much with the U S A launch.
    Diana and Roy we love you so much for letting us take so much space on your stand and for your friendship.
    Love Rob and Gordon and Harry who is kissing me all through this ha ha xxx

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