Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Three-Hour Tour...


I just spent a good three+ hours FREEZING MY ASS OFF (look at that look of disgust on my face!) on one of the Chicago Double Decker tour buses. Please don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed it, and I'd do it again in a second. But...it was TOO DAMN COLD! Naturally, I toughed it out by sitting upstairs instead of sitting inside - but I could have used a coat. Thank God I at least had a fleece vest and a long sleeve shirt.


It didn't help matters any that the little piece of paper the turndown service maid left on our nightstand last night showing today's weather forecast predicted that it would be 67˚F and sunny. Wrong, Wrong, WRONG!!! It was actually 58˚F and gloomy. But...I still thought the tour was excellent.


Isn't it funny? You live someplace for almost forty years, and it takes moving away to really appreciate what was under your nose the whole time. We were kind of lulled into the suburban mindset of rarely venturing into the city. Too much traffic...too expensive...too much of a hassle...blah...blah....BLAH!!! I'm telling you right now - if we ever move back to Chicago, we're going to live downtown! I'm talking 312 area code!

4 comments:

cncz said...

ok, here's the part I don't get, you're like Finnish, aren't you genetically programmed to handle cold weather?

:)

The Big Finn said...

Mrs. TBF says I'm colder now because I've lost weight. I've definitely lost some of my insulating blubber. I guess that's not what mammals are supposed to do with winter approaching.

Michael said...

I love the DoubleDecker bus tour, I haven't taken one in a few years so I should do it before it turns cold again!

Glad you're enjoying the city!

Expat Traveler said...

TBF...Although your top photo here is not with blue skies, I think this is by far the best photo you have posted that I've seen. I say make it your top photo on your profile. :) And thanks for linking to me...