All kinds of Chicago

We did not eat this much, although some people did.

We did not eat this much, although some people did.

The #3 bus took us down Michigan Avenue to Yolk, a breakfast place.  It was packed at nine-thirty in the morning.  Don’t these people have to work?  Are they all tourists?  Well, it was delicious and filled us up.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe then walked over to the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  This was more interesting than you might think.  They have a great interactive exhibit on how to spot counterfeit bills (everybody likes that).  Here CVH is honing her skills on some twenty dollar bills.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe had some fun with a $100 bill.

There was also a display of one million dollars in actual currency.  It did not look like all that much money to me.

We walked over to see the beautiful Buckingham fountain, but alas, it was not working.  We did see boats out on the lake, walked through Maggie Daley park, and climbed across the Millennium Bridge.  We couldn’t get to the park on our first visit (it was closed due to the St Patrick’s Day parade), and it was too darn cold on our second visit, so it was nice to see it this time.  It’s a great park with a killer view of the Michigan Drive skyline.

Recently we had watched the James Spader movie The Watcher.  He plays a police detective on disability living in Chicago.  His character eats every night at the same Vietnamese restaurant which his friends call “the worst restaurant in Chicago”.  Well, I just had to see if I could find “the worst restaurant in Chicago”.  Thanks to the stop-and-rewind capabilities of DVDs and Google street view, we were able to track it down to Argyle street in near north Chicago.  A ride on the Red Line took us to Argyle street, which is a little gritty these days, but we found that the restaurant actually serves good food and we had an enjoyable lunch.  We polished off the evening with another walk along the Magnificent Mile of retail.

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