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osumatt
08-02-2005, 07:12 PM
I'm going to surprise the wife with a quick trip to Chicago for the night. I've got a couple of Southwest tickets that are about to expire, tons of Hilton Honors points that are burning a hole in my pocket, and a hot damn deal from Thrifty for a rental car (I work for Dollar/Thrifty). Anyway, we are going to be leaving early Saturday morning and flying back Sunday afternoon. Does anyone know what is a can't miss that wouldn't be too hard to get to? We are going to be there on 8/20 & 8/21 and staying right on Michigan Ave. I need a bit of help to make this a special night.

Thanks,

gblowfish
08-02-2005, 07:27 PM
We just did a going to Chicago thread a few weeks back. Any of you CPers know how to dredge up a link to that?

gblowfish
08-02-2005, 07:33 PM
Aha! Found it!
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=118583&highlight=Chicago
Try that, see if it works.

osumatt
08-02-2005, 07:41 PM
Perfect guys. Thanks a ton...

Uncle_Ted
08-02-2005, 08:30 PM
If you'd like to hang out with thousands of sweaty half-naked gay men, you and the missus could always hit Halstead Market Days. :)

The best site for checking out what going on here is the Tribune's Metromix site.

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/

gblowfish
08-02-2005, 08:54 PM
If you'd like to hang out with thousands of sweaty half-naked gay men, you and the missus could always hit Halstead Market Days. :)

The best site for checking out what going on here is the Tribune's Metromix site.

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/
I happened to be in Chi-town once a few years back during Halstead Market Days in "Boystown." What a total freak parade. My wife and I accidentally wandered into the midst of this, like a bad scene from National Lampoon's "Vacation." It was entertaining and extremely weird.

Guys in speedos & cowboy boots and nipple clips, drag queens dressed like Dorothy in Wiz of Oz, lots of hand holding and skipping. Midwest version of the SF Castro district...

Sure to delight Go Chiefs and Kill Fred Phelps.