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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Still On the Road

In the continued spirit of travel Americana, I passed the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile on the road on my way to Chicago. What a pop culture icon! I knew it was going to be a great trip. I grew up in the burbs outside the city and taught school on the west side for a couple of years. I thought I had visited all the regular tourist sites, but I was wrong. My friend had three picks: lunch at the outdoor café at the Art Institute, a visit to Jane Addams’ Hull House, and an evening on Navy Pier. All good choices. And we were on the pier’s ferris wheel just as the Wednesday night fireworks started. And now, I’m off to Boston for a long weekend of meetings.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

That hot dog car gets some miles! It was in my neighborhood a few weeks ago. Too speedy for me to stop it and see if he had any dogs for sale...oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner....

1:17 PM  
Blogger QT said...

Woman, how is that you are in Chicago a whole month prior to BlogHer, yet will not be there for the actual event?

Just askin'

11:05 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

:) my kind of town!

8:35 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Is it bad that I got just as excited over the Weinermobile as I do over your incredibly descriptive posts about other countries and other cultures?

8:54 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

I love the weinermobile.

Sounds like you had a great day in Chicago---I love that cafe at the Art Institute, and Jane Adams Hull House----a great choice for you!

11:15 AM  
Blogger jen said...

i want to fit inside your backpack.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous caroline said...

Hi Lucia,

Funny funny photo. I was in Chicago last week for business. I'd gone there as a child, but this time I saw it with new eyes. I liked the water fountain near the Art Institute. I didn't know there was an outdoor cafe there. Be safe in your travels.

10:53 PM  

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