Back From Chicago Trip

Back in Evansville after an extended weekend to Chicago.  While in the Chicago area I attended the NMRA show at Joliet Route 66 Raceway, visited Navy Pier, and partaked of some adult beverages.  All in all it was a great weekend with absolutely beautiful weather.  Hard to believe that in the middle of July it got down into the 50’s shortly after dark, but I’ll take it over the 105 degree days we’ve been having here in Southern Indiana.

On Saturday I visited down town Chicago near the Navy Pier and I was astounded at how many things there were to do.  Obviously a much bigger city, but Evansville has a lot they could learn from such a busy downtown area.  An example of things I missed out on doing, but will make plans for next trip are:

  • 2 Hour Segway Tour $75
  • Sea Hog Boat Ride
  • Go Up in The Sears Tower

Ok, maybe not that last one since I’m afraid of heights.  But at any rate there are a ton of things to do, besides just eat, drink, and be merry.  Also, if you can get past the construction, traffic wasn’t that bad and zipping in and out of Chicago was just a small annoyance instead of a chore.

I look forward to another trip in the not so distant future when I can take my wife and daughter along.

Leaving For Joliet, IL

Tonight after work I’ll be leaving for Joliet, Il to soak up the sun and enjoy a National Mustang Racing Association car show and drag race on Saturday.  The event will be held at the Route 66 Raceway and sponsored by Nitto Tires.

This isn’t the first year I’ve been, but it’s been several years since I’ve been to any car show.  Really looking forward to it and spending a little time in Chicago while I’m up that way.  No doubt I’ll find my way down to the beer gardens on the Navy Pier, but does anyone else have any suggestions on what to do in Chicago?