Friday, July 9, 2010

Chicago Day 3

We spent our last full day in Chicago in very leisurely fashion. We slept in, getting there late for our free breakfast. No waffles for us. The day's allotment had been eaten already. We had to satisfy ourselves with bagels and cream cheese. When we finally got under way, we drove north to the Regal Cinema in Lincolnshire, IL. Why, do you ask? Semi-finals of the World Cup--Germany vs. Spain! In 3-D! Steve had found a Fathom event on the internet and Lincolnshire was the closest venue. We felt like we were there in South Africa. People around us were even speaking Spanish. We ultimately were rooting for Spain. There was only one goal in the game, but we didn't care. The team play and footwork of these two teams was astounding!

We tried a new place for lunch, Claim Jumper. Never heard of it, but it had a chain-y feel. It was good though, themed after the Gold Rush in CA. Steve had a wonderful shrimp pasta and I had a beet and goat cheese salad with cheese bread. Yummy for both of us, but neither one of us liked what the other had. Different strokes for different folks.

We headed back to the hotel in the rain to get ready for the night's event. We were driving into the city to see Million Dollar Quartet. Apparently Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were all together for one night at Sam Phillips' studio, Sun Records. The show was all about that one night, how Sam had had to sell Elvis to RCA to keep his studio afloat, how Johnny Cash didn't renew his contract, all about Jerry Lee Lewis starting out. The show was filled with music from all four of those men plus a woman only identified as Donna. It was hilly-billy rocking! An hour and a half of great music! And the parking was only $10 and right next to the venue and easy to get out of. Afterward we drove around and saw the sights of Chicago (like the Buckingham fountain) one last time for this trip. We'll be back again. And I think we'll stay in Evanston again. It was a great deal and an easy place to make our home base.

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