Pedaling around Chicago

During a conference in Chicago, when I was ready for some fresh air and exercise, my husband had already planned our afternoon. We were spending it on bicycles.

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The windy city of Chicago

“The Windy City” is not just its title, it certainly is a fact. The wind is fierce like being charged by a bull. My first trip to Chicago proved to be an interesting mix of winter and spring. Either way, the wind still blew off Lake Michigan and roared up the street blowing hats and scarves into a frenzy.

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All aboard Amtrak – Chicago bound

It’s easy, convenient, and an economical way to travel (senior rates apply). If you’re not pressed for time, Amtrak can connect you to cities across the United States and Canada.

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Elysian Hotel in Chicago named best hotel in U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named Chicago’s Elysian Hotel the best hotel in the U.S. in its Readers Choice awards for 2011.

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The Ledge gives thrilling views of Chicago’s landscape

Visit the famed Skydeck of Chicago’s Willis Tower and to step out on a glass-enclosed Ledge. At 1353 feet in the air, The Ledge transforms how visitors experience Chicago, providing never-before-seen views of the city

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Three family friendly apple picking farms near Chicago

Instead of picking apples from a grocery store bin, drive out into the country for apples you pick from a tree

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