I must admit I am loving this part of my trip. Getting up each day and thinking "hmm...what will I do today"? The rest of my trip is pretty well planned (WALK!) but my time in Chicago is on a day by day thing. I am thinking today I will take the bus over to Oak Park and probably do the 5 km walk. My feet were pretty sore last night so want to give them a break today. Especially after recent events. And I don't want to leave Casper for too long today either. He was a really good boy yesterday while I was gone however. I do want to see as much as possible as well so it's a tough call. Oak Park is known for it's Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and a friend has done the walk and loved it. I couldn't do it yesterday as the visitor centre is only open Monday to Friday. (which has changed since it was published on line) So not sure on whether it will be a 5 or 10 k. It is supposed to rain later today so want to get out there while the weather is good.
I had thought of the Chicago History Museum as in some publications it says it is free on Mondays however it does not state this on it's website nor in current tourist brochures so I assume it's old news. I thought I would go on Wednesday morning as it is in the same neck of the woods as the theatre I am going to that afternoon. I will definitely get Terry's neighbour to let Casper out that day.
I notice there is a 5 km race for runners/walkers in Columbus on November 4th. It is for the international festival which I didn't know existed but now that I do I will go. The entrance fee includes a t-shirt and admission to the festival. Hmmm....I will have to think on that one. Maybe I will do another walk that day and just go to the festival.... I am definitely feeling regret on missing the Monster race though - or even just being there and taking photos as many of the competitors were in costume. But it's mainly on missing out on that awesome medal...
As you can see I am busy planning even while talking about being free on a day by day basis. What can I say?
I read the Chicago Tribune every morning with my coffee in my jammies. (that's me wearing the jammies...not my coffee!) I am loving living in a home and feeling like a native (albeit a temporary one) so will have to do more of this long distance petsitting.