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29 July 2009

$ Matters with Mary

Destination: Chicago
Hey Y’all! Anybody check out the Brickyard 400 race at Indy? I’ve got to give a shameless plug for our hometown driver –
Brian Vickers. He placed 5th! Way to go Brian.

After leaving the Speedway we were starving. We spotted signs along the road for a farm that served lunch. An hour+ later we were having delicious sandwiches (about $7 each) at the Fair Oaks Farms. This place was fascinating, the staff was friendly, the bathrooms were clean, and there was a gas station next door. Not to mention having the Best habanera cheese ever. So much in one stop. Note to cheese lovers and city people – tired of doing the same thing – or nothing - every weekend? Take the Dairy Adventure! For $10 a person you will have a great time AND something new and interesting to talk about.

Next stop – Chicago. I was Really Happy that Bob was driving. Who knew there was such a thing as 7 lanes each way!? Thank God and Garmin for GPS. Our lodging was fantastic. We were in a newly renovated neighborhood close to an “L” station. For $125 a night we rented a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 9th floor condo with a balcony and free garage parking. The view of downtown was spectacular. This was half the cost of any hotel we could find in this location. $ Saving Tip – try renting a place to stay on your next vacation at HomeAway.
Our first destination in Chicago – The Second City comedy club. This is a must see for any comedy fan. Second City launched the careers of many Saturday Night Live alumni – Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Tina Fey as well as comedians Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and hundreds of others. There are several different shows to select from with tickets as low as $20. Travel Tip – Plan ahead for this one. Tickets sell out quickly. We bought ours online before we left North Carolina.

Next week – Wrigley Field, The Bean, and getting around town

Until then – I’m looking for fun and food in your city………………………….

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