Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Looking North up the Chicago River from the Dearborn Street bridge. Across the river on Dearborn and Kinzie Street is the Westin hotel, House of Blues and Harry Carey's restaurant. There are few bike routes in the city, but the savvy cyclist will be rewarded if he can get to the lakefront and ride the 20 miles of the Chicago Lakefront Bike Path. The most used portion is from McCormick Place to Belmont, which includes Miegs Field Airport, the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Grant Park, Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, and Lincoln Park. There are several entrances and exits including some tunnels that will take you across (or under) Lakeshore Drive. At the north end, I exited near the Northwestern campus rode around there and at nearby Loyola.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
The food court at Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston. Our hotel was ~ 5 blocks away and Quincy Market had a Starbucks at the front entrance. The vendors here must have 100 different cuisines here from all over the world. We ate lunch and snacks here often.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
We got to watch a criterium taking place along Lake Michigan. There is a riverwalk suitable for cycling from the art musuem around Veterans Park - The Milwaukee Lakefront Trail runs along the lake and turns in towards town a few blocks.