It was hard going back to work yesterday. Back to reality. At martini time I started poking around travel deals which is something I do sometimes, looking where I could go at the drop of a hat. Travelocity has last minute packages and I like looking there. I never act upon the deals, usually because I'm tied down here with work. I found a good deal for a luxury hotel getaway to Chicago and when Serge got home from happy hour (he was pretty lit) I told him about it and he said, "Let's Go!" Neither of us has ever been into the city of Chicago. So I pushed the (nonrefundable, nonchangeable) button and this morning I'm trying to push away those regretful feelings you get when you acted in a drunken haste. Even though it's a deal, it's still a lot of money. We leave tomorrow and come back Sunday.
I know I've already posted on Vancouver, but that first day was so lovely that we headed out for a full city tour on foot. We started here at Place Canada near our hotel.
We walked from there across town to the beach, which was blanketed with snow. The palm trees seemed out of place in that snow.
The next day was rainy so we went to the science center. I liked the optical illusion above. If you click on it for the bigger version you'll see that the circles seem to be spinning.
Serge liked this one. It took a long time to prove to him that square A and square B are the same color.
Even the bathroom had little sciency educational tidbits. Still, they stayed clear of scat info.
This machine showed what you look like older. It was scary. And I didn't know your face gets longer as you age.
After that we took a trip on the Skytrain, an elevated train that snakes around the outer city. The rain ended and we got some good outdoor shots at the end of the day.
Finally, we had dinner at the train station that night. I had the shrimp curry, which was a huge, huge mistake. I didn't know it then, but it would cause gastric meltdown for the three next days.