On Saturday morning my cousin took us out to explore Kenosha! Our first stop was Lake Michigan, which is an enormous lake about 10mins drive from her house. After strolling around the lake we had a wander through some Saturday markets, where we did some people watching and bought some real American kettle korn We stopped for lunch at an Irish pub, before heading home for a rest!
On Saturday afternoon we decided to experience some real American shopping, including a stop and a photo op at Walmart! Then we went to Gurnee Mills shopping mall where my cousin and I went shopping at Victoria’s Secret after sending the boys off to entertain themselves We also had a wander through a huge Halloween store which was lots of fun and topped the day off with dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It is an elaborately decorated cafe with tropical fish tanks, vine covered ceilings and jungle animals everywhere.
Today we went to explore the big city of Chicago! We walked down the Golden Mile and saw all of the expensive stores like Tiffany’s, Burberry, Nike etc. For lunch we had a Chicago specialty – gourmet pizzas at the Californian Pizza Kitchen In the afternoon we went for a drive by Soldier Stadium, Sears Tower, Tribune Tower and alongside Lake Michigan.
This afternoon we stopped for Cold Stone Icecrean – a lot like Cold Rock
Tommorrow we are catching the train to Detroit to visit Nick and Steph. It’s been a flying visit, but has been great to experience a little mid-western American hospitality!
Write again soon,
We have made it through our first leg for this trip and arrived in Kenosha which is south of Milwaukee and north of Chicago.
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Our airtran flight from Los Angeles felt like a flying tin can, and sounded like one. It was quite disconcerting to sit down and discover 4 broken bits of the plane just around your seat. The Qantas flight from Brisbane to Los Angeles was long but uneventful. At Los Angeles airport we had lunch in a ‘grease style’ diner which was pretty cool and our first sort of American experience.
Tess’ cousin picked us up from the airport and we were soon on the road. Tess as very excited when passed by a large red barn We are now in Kenosha at their house about to get our first bit of sleep in 31 hours.
Luke & Tess