01.08.2016 - 03.08.2016
My favorite adventure in Chicago is to Navy Pier. Navy Pier is sort of like a carnival in a city. It contains some rides, a Ferris Wheel, lots of restaurants, a Shakespeare theater, boat tours, an oddly large number of beer gardens, and even miniature golf. In Vary Pier, we enjoy the entertainment projects, but we are tired, we need relax. And then we'll relax in Grant and Millennium Park.Its located right downtown, these gigantic parks provide a great place to hang out, have a picnic or go for a run. We can also find people playing chess out here and during the summer they have a lot of free concerts. This is also where you'll find the famous"Chicago Bean" sculpture.
Today will visit lots of museum. First, we will visit the Oriental Institute Museum. Despite its name, the collection has nothing to do with the Orient, but instead is a huge archaeological collection of objects from ancient Egypt. Still informative though. Second ,we will visit the Chicago Cultural Center. Former site of the Chicago Public Library, this lovely building is known for its exquisite Tiffany mosaics, especially in its performance venue, Preston Bradley Hall. It has changing art exhibits. Third, we'll visit the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum. Its a powerful yet seldom-visited museum. It features art that was created by Vietnam war veterans and more recently, veterans from Iraq. It's a stark reminder of the overly-romanticized notion of war. The last museum is the City History Museum. This museum provides a good overview of the history of the city, especially of the Great Chicago Fire that burned down most of the city.
The last day in Chicago, we will see Robie House, see the Cubs play and eat the famous pizza. This Frank Lloyed Wright masterpiece, completed in 1909, is a premier example of his Prairie School design. Wright helped make Chicago architecture famous and this house is one of his best-known buildings. The Cubs play, locals are fanatical about their baseball team. Get in the spirit and head out to a game. It gets really intense when the Cubs play Chicago's other team the Whites Soxs. Tomorrow we'll go back to Mississauga, so tonight we eat the famous pizza in Chicago. Chicago developed the deep dish pizza, as well as the stuffed crust pizza, and no trip is complete without trying at least one. The deep dish pizza was invented by Pizzeria Uno, which is now a national restaurant chain.
The final destination tour also represents the end of my dream trip around the world.