If you have ever, from scratch, planned a full fledged vacation, you will appreciate the World Wide Web. From hunting down showtimes to tracking the tour bus that runs through the city every half hour to booking hotel tickets and restaurant reservations to finding the highest point in the city (Empire State Building anyone?), the internet helps with myriad things. Soon this summer, my family and I will be visiting Chicago, home to the world’s longest street (and largest library), as well as (apparently) some of the best pizza around. It is a family trip that one must plan for accordingly. That “one”? It’s me. Direct quote from my dad: “We will go sit down in the hotel room. YOU tell us where to go.” If you haven’t gotten the gist yet: I have been
put in total charge of the few days off in which we are enjoying our summer in the windy city. If you’ve ever been to downtown Chicago, you’ll know that there is a Hop On Hop Off trolley that brings tourists around to different areas, and operates from certain locations every fifteen minutes. However, the website does NOT show the locations or timings, which will make me calling them a real hassle.
“Hi Ma’am, does this trolley stop at the Skydeck?”
“Does it pick you up right from the Marriot or do you have to walk to a certain location?”
“Do they drop you off 24/7?”
“Hi, does this trolley run from the Aquarium to the River Cruise?”
The list of questions will go on … and eventually will end up at “Have you tried the new Coconut Frappuccino?” No, you haven’t? I’d say it’s about time.
Word of the Day
Obeisance (n.): a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission (They took their hats off and made obeisance.)
Quote of the Day
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
-3 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes (to toast, put in the oven at 400 degrees and wait until they turn golden brown, which happens pretty fast.)