【再訪芝加哥.Chicago】Day2 - Raymon
24, Sep 2008 07:20
We were supposed to meet up at 11am, Red Line Argyle stop. I left Doris's home around 10am. However, there was a Cub's game at Wrigley Field. Therefore, it was so crowded and the train was running slow. I got off at Argyle at 11:45am, totally 45 minutes late. Sorry Raymon, he is always on time.
We went around Little Vietnam for lunch. I went there before but I couldn’t figure out how to go to the restaurant I went before. It was a nice and famous Vietnamese restaurant. In the end we just randomly pick one around Argyle stop. It was ok, not very impressive though.
After lunch, we walked to Andersonville. On our way I saw the restaurant I went before. I think it is on “Clark Street”. Andersonville has the North European feeling. There is a big water tower? with Sweden’s mark on it. I remember I had a breakfast with Jacqueline once before, but never came back again until now. It’s a truly nice area. Maybe I am very into European atmosphere, so I really like here. There were some really nice little stores around. One of them is “Fourli”?? They have nice postcards and letter press.
We just walked alone the street, took a look of what we were interested in. It was not a very long walk, but relaxing.
Then we took bus to “Lincoln Park” area, because there were some churches I wanted to take a look. It was weird I never went to any churches visiting except the one close to my apartment. I like all kinds of churches. It was surprising that how people could worship God and spent so much time to built those magnificent churches.
Moody Church. The historical museum was closed, but the moody church was just across the street. The exterior was quite exotic.
We went to the Chicago History Museum. The Museum was closed, but the store was open. I was thinking if I want to buy a cheesy T-shirt here, but I still didn’t do it.
Then we went to Cultural Center. The original plan was to see the Tiffany Dome. However it was covered for some reason. There was an exhibit of “Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens”. Funny, because I was not be able to make it to the historical museum, but now there were 72 black and white photographs of 24 landmarks and historic districts, nice!
Time for dinner
We went to Giordano’s Pizza. When we approached there, I saw a bunch of people standing outside of the restaurant. I told Raymon “Those people would better be not waiting to be served!” Of course they were. My GOD! It turned out to be, we have to wait for one hour to order, and another half an hour to get a table. Ya Right. Therefore after Lukluk was here, we went to “California Pizza Kitchen”. It was kind of ironic that I came all the way from California to Chicago, but ended up eating in “California Pizza Kitchen”. (I always pronounce it as “California Pizza Chicken”). It was a nice place though, and we waited unless then 15 minutes to get a table.
After dinner we walked towards downtown. Even though at night there were many people walking on the street. I guess it was because of the summer time, so there were still many tourists. The summer night of Chicago was beautiful.
Thanks Raymon. It was a great day.