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      07-04-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Road trip to Chicago?

Hey gang, my girlfriend and I are planning to go on a road trip to Chicago during 8/17-8/21. It'd be cool if we could get a bunch of people to tear across America in their e90s. Maybe we could do a meet there and check out the city with our local members as our guides. Anybody want to caravan out there with us?
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      07-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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Sounds like a fun idea. I have to see how many vacation days I will have off at the time.
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      07-04-2006, 09:26 PM   #3
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Too bad you didnt say the first week of August...I'm driving out that way to visit some family. I woulda been interested.
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not sure of my plans that week as we may have relatives visiting, but I can definately give suggestions of places to go etc. in Chicago.
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i booked my hotel for a three day weekend in chicago!!! aug 18-21
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FYI, that is a great weekend to visit Chicago, the Air & Water show is that weekend. At least 2million people will head to the lakefront to view the show. I have seen it many times and it is still fun to watch and the the atmosphere is a blast. Also, the Cubs play at home against the Cardinals, Wrigley Field is an experience (big party) not a ballpark.

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The skies over Chicagoland will come alive on August 20-21 with the sights and sounds of military and civilian aircraft... a spectacle rarely seen in a thriving metropolis. The Chicago Air & Water Show is the oldest and largest free admission show of its kind in the United States and will bring over 2 million spectators to the lakefront for the two-day event.

View fireworks from a Tall Ship:
Chicago's Fireworks - on a Tall Ship
Location: Chicago - Burnham Harbor
see the Navy Pier fireworks of the on a Tall Ship. The schooner Red Witch is just the ticket for a Wednesday or Saturday evening. The boat leaves at 7:30pm on Wednesday and 8:00 on Saturday. Reservations recommended but not required.

see a comedy show at Second City
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awesome! my hotel is right on the lake! thanks for the info.
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      07-05-2006, 12:34 AM   #8
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What, no reccomendation for THE BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD? Screw NY style.

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FYI, that is a great weekend to visit Chicago, the Air & Water show is that weekend. At least 2million people will head to the lakefront to view the show. I have seen it many times and it is still fun to watch and the the atmosphere is a blast. Also, the Cubs play at home against the Cardinals, Wrigley Field is an experience (big party) not a ballpark.

Air show review:
The skies over Chicagoland will come alive on August 20-21 with the sights and sounds of military and civilian aircraft... a spectacle rarely seen in a thriving metropolis. The Chicago Air & Water Show is the oldest and largest free admission show of its kind in the United States and will bring over 2 million spectators to the lakefront for the two-day event.

View fireworks from a Tall Ship:
Chicago's Fireworks - on a Tall Ship
Location: Chicago - Burnham Harbor
see the Navy Pier fireworks of the on a Tall Ship. The schooner Red Witch is just the ticket for a Wednesday or Saturday evening. The boat leaves at 7:30pm on Wednesday and 8:00 on Saturday. Reservations recommended but not required.

see a comedy show at Second City
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      07-05-2006, 12:41 AM   #9
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Sure, if I can sleep in your room.
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Unfortunately, thats right around my b-day, and I would assume I will be having some local festivities for that... Otherwise I would be totally in...
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