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Many thanks to all who helped me plan my trip for 4 of us to go to 4 games.

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All 4 of us got there on Thursday with limited schedule changes - minus 1 who got delayed by 4 hours. 2 of us ended up taking a cab from O'Hare to our hotel (Hard Rock Chicago). $50 cab ride but we didn't feel like carrying our luggage everywhere. 2 days before the trip I severely twisted my knee...

We ended up foregoing the Art Institute that night as the one delayed wanted to see it the most. Unfortunately we never made it to it.

We checked into our room and headed to Sears Tower where we met up with the 3rd person (had beat us to Chicago). Used City Pass to bypass the line (Thanks for the recommendation for getting it). Really enjoyed the view from up top. Once we left there, we were hungry and essentially agreed to stop at the first restaurant that we saw - Giordanos pizza was right in front of us. By now, the final person had arrived to the hotel and ended up meeting us for dinner. We split a large pizza and watched part of the Bears game on TV. The pizza was excellent and very filling. Walked back to the hotel and ended up going to the hotel bar for a few more drinks.

The next day, we got up early and headed to the Field Museum. Before heading to the Museum, had a quick breakfast at the Corner Bakery. Cheap breakfast but very good.
We really enjoyed the Field Museum and spent about 5 hours there. We did have an issue with the Bus Driver there as when we got on, we asked him if stopped right near the museum, which he told us he did. But after we went past it to the Planetarium, he stopped and told us it was the last stop. Not that it was very far but the previous stop was much closer.We covered most of the museum (minus the Underground Adventure as none of us were too excited about it).

We left the Field and took the bus to the Hancock Tower. As 1 of us missed the Sears, he wanted to do 1 of the Towers. We went to the observatory and then to the Signature room for a couple of cocktails. Pricy but a great view while enjoying the drinks. I enjoyed the viewpoint from the Hancock more than the Sears but both were great.

Back to the Hotel and then to US Cellular Field for the Red Sox @ White Sox game. Based on Write Ups that I had seen on the Internet and on games on TV, I was not expecting much from the Stadium. I was greatly mistaken. It is a great stadium and I really enjoyed the game. Fans were definitely rowdy (many fights in my section between White Sox fans) and into the game. Food was expensive but no more so than any other stadium and it was very good. I did have the RF foul pole in front of me but was able to move to the other end of the row to be able to see and really enjoyed it even though the Red Sox lost.

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