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Tired of the mundane and craving an adventure, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, I embarked on the ultimate American road trip through all fifty states. After nearly a year and a half on the road, on a budget of less than 50 bucks a day, this is my story...

Millenium Park Happy Hour Walking Tour - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I took a two hour "happy hour" walking tour of Millenium Park," an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. The result of a unique partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community, the 24.5-acre park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers." Millenium Park is a small section of 300 acre Grant Park.

It's a "Happy Hour" tour, because immediately following the tour, Lena invites us for a free drink at a nice cafe & grille below The Bean. Our dogs were barkin' and all of us [that weren't pressed for time] gratefully accepted! It was nice sittin' back and chit-chattin' with the other tour members over a cold beer. I explained my journey, they explained theirs, and it was very pleasant.

Our enthusiastic tour guide Lena, is from Sweden. This tour is provided by the Chicago Architecture Foundation - providing over 85 different tours of Chicago. They're free to members, so naturally I did the math and found that if I took only 3 tours I would already be saving money. This makes my fourth tour; I'm a happy camper :)



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