Chicago June, 2011
Michael and I drove to Chicago for a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs. The Yankees won 4-3. They have won 3 out of the 5 times we have seen them. We found Wrigley Field on the north side of town after cruising by Sears (Willis) Tower and Lake Shore Drive. It was good being on the road with my son.
It was Michael's idea to go to Chicago, which surprised me. By 2020, this once great city had become the murder capital of the United States.
Chicago November, 1974
I drove to Chicago to see The Guess Who. It was weird because the concert was in an auditorium and somewhat formal. I lit a cigar, and the usher came and made me put it out. I saw The Guess Who 3 times. Their music inspired me to return to school and get my degrees.
Chicago June, 1966
My cousin and I were talking after watching The Avengers on TV. We got the idea of driving to Chicago and took off in the night. In Chicago, we drove along Lake Shore Drive and saw State Street. We saw an old fashioned burlesque show, then ran out of ideas and headed home. One must have a mission if he is to travel. I had read Theodore Dreiser's novel, "Sister Carrie," about a girl who went to Chicago to find work. Chicago sits on Lake Michigan.