Today was our first full day in Chicago after arriving last night about seven. My brother and I went out last night and stumbled upon a Cheescake Factory restaurant. I had an Oreo Cheescake which was amazing.
Back to today. We started off with breakfeast/lunch at this place called White Palace Grill which was featured on Diners, Dives, and Drive Ins on the food network. It was really good food. I had the Texas Omlete which was delicious. I also finished off my brother’s hasbrowns which were also really good.
It had a Waffle House sense of style except much better service and food. The place is open 24 hours a day.
After breakfeast we made our way to the Museum of Science and Industry. I am not much for museums but it wasn’t that bad of an experience. The highlight of the museum was the German U-boat that they had brought into the museum in 2004.
The 35,000 square foot exhibit is a submarine that sank a number of Allied ships during World War II before it was captured by the U.S. Navy in 1944. The exhibit offers a fascinating look at the claustrophobic reality of underwater naval life.
We also took part of the Coal Mine Tour. This exhibit, which dates back to 1934, now incorporates modern mining techniques – but the best part is a simulated trip down into a dark, mysterious recreated mine that’s very lifelike.
One part of the museum that I by myself was the Boeing 727 that they had inside the museum. You are able to actually walk inside the plane and learn about the mechanics of flight and how the plane works. It was pretty neat.
As part of the flight tour, they had a video playing that showed just exactly how they had placed the plane inside the museum. The time and effort that was put into makes it really cool. The plane literally drove down the streets of Chicago to make its way to the museum after being escorted off of a barge.
I took some pictures but I didn’t bring my USB cord to put them up. I will put them up as soon as I get back to Jonesboro. I got some good ones of the houses and buildings that are near the Brownstone that we are staying at.
Tomorrow we are taking a tour of the Chicago Sun Times, so I am looking forward to that. And if I just happen to make an impression and they offer me a job, that wouldn’t be so bad either.