Chicago is a town that I spent a lot of time in. For three years all my customers were located in the part of Chicago known as a loop, or Downtown. Near the Daley Building (for Chicago’s Government). By road, with no traffic that is a 3-hour drive from Greenwood to Chicago. It never took 3 hours by the way. It was sometimes 3.5, but never less than 3.5 hours. I normally left my house in Indian at 3:30 in the morning.
That, 3:30 was if I was flying to Chicago, or driving. For a long time, I drove every week. But the reality of time spent and the sheer frustration of slogging through all that traffic made driving beyond frustrating. So I flew. Instead, it wasn’t much less time (it is a 55-minute flight). I could leave Indianapolis International Airport at 6 am and arrive at O’Hare Airport at 6 am. You end up crossing over the Central Time Zone, Indianapolis to Chicago so you lose an hour going, and you gain an hour going home.
The pictures shared today are of Navy Pier at night. I love Navy Pier. From the Ferris Wheel to all the other things you can do, including the dinner cruises that leave from Navy Pier, it is a wonderful place to see and be seen. When it was warm outside, we would park in the outside lot and walk to the pier (that was roughly ten bucks cheaper as far as parking cost as well). When it was really cold, we would park in the indoor parking area under the buildings of Navy Pier. More expensive to park indoors, but when the cold winds blow off Lake Michigan you would rather not be outside waiting to freeze!