Chicago ’07 Trip

3/9/07 ~ 3/13/07

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Northwestern Uni
A nice campus, except they have no beach like UC San Diego. =)
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Navy Pier (nighttime)
Nothing happens here until after April…=(
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Chicago style pizza @ Gino’s East
My evaluation of Chicago style pizza: #1 pizza still belongs to New York style!
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Chicago dog @ Hot Doug’s
My evaluation of Chicago style hot dog: #1 hot dog is still at New York’s Grey’s Papaya.
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Stone Crab at Joe’s Stone Crab
Not that great when you have to pay $150
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Millennium Park
Big metallic bean. Amazing…especially right below it!
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Wrigley Field

Adler Planetarium
Blue skies, blue lake!
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I’m doing the mummy dance
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Special guest Dave Trong!!!
Funny as ever!!!
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The largest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen…complete with a museum upstairs.
They serve pies and gelato??? Crazy!
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Random meal pictures
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Chicago night from 95th floor Signature Lounge (in John Hancock Center)
Breathtaking view…a must.

Praise God for gooooooood friends, good weather and a great city!
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Driving around town
Traffic makes the mind tired.
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At home
Time to relax, chat and DS time!!!

no kidding…this trip was very tiring somehow…
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But as usual, God has a sense of humor in everything…we missed our flight.  It was a horrific 2 hour battle with traffic.

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Joseph, Ben, Linda was fortunate enough to have a later flight back to LA. I on the other hand, was stuck until 8:30am the following day.

Why is this happening?
What can I do???
Where will I sleep?
How will I get through the night?
God help me!!!!

And before I knew it, with Joseph’s laptop, we tapped onto an open connection and quickly pricelined for a hotel! My 1st bid: $60 for a 3 star near the airport. Score!

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You are my hiding place; you will protect me from
trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
(Psalm 32:7-8)

God is good. gg.

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For more pictures and videos, check out Joseph’s post #1 and #2