Two Idiots Abroad
Two idiots (Simon Jakowicz and Glenn Goodhall) spending 90 days traveling around the United States, departing on the 12th September 2013. Follow our adventures as we journey from the concrete jungle - New York to the city of angels - Los Angeles.

Windy City

By: Glenn Goodhall on 03rd Oct 2013

After a short four hour drive we were in Chicago, known as the Windy City we must have planned it right because all we got was sun.

We got our first taste of American sport when we went to see the Chicago White Sox. Equipped with my rounders knowledge I learned when I was at junior School i felt prepared. I really enjoyed the baseball although I did think they would score more homeruns than they did and hit the ball more as well. Their best player got a massive round of applause before he went on and would have been justified if he actually managed to hit the ball

we couldn't go to chicago without going up the 1300ft observation deck of the Willis tower. The observation deck offers some stunning views of Chicago and also had a see through cubicle which hangs you over the edge 103 floors up. It was a pretty cool experience the first stop was a bit weird but once I was on the glass looking down it was fine. Thankfully the glass was pretty thick and needed to be after all the burgers I have been eating.

We then had a walk around Millennium park and saw the famous bean which is a giant stainless steel sculpture which was engineered and constructed by of course a company based in Britain.

While we were walking away from Millennium park we saw that a road was closed and loads of people were gathered around waiting for something to happen. We investigated and it turned out that they were filming for Transformers 4 which was pretty cool they allowed us to take some pictures of the cars but unfortunately no video was allowed.

Navy park was pretty cool packed fool of restaurants, shops, bars and a fairest wheel. We stopped of for a couple of beers at one of the bars and the lovely barmaid brought us both a drink which was nice must be our English accents.


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Dad - 09th Oct 2013 01:36:03
Hi Glenn (simon) Gald you are stil having a great time nice to see you on skype. Good idea to have a few days rest you seem to be well into trip. Weather here about to turn colder but little rain. Don't foget the washing you should be OK to do your own at home now ha ha (that was mums thought anyway). Glenn your not writing much on th blogg are you leaving this to Simon. HOw was Nashville I woudl guess not so interesting for the both of you it is not that big really. Music good though and should be plenty of live bands. Did you get to the guitar shop ? Hope you can skype again this week but if not don't worry. Hear from you soon - Dad

Glens Uncle Gary - 07th Oct 2013 10:47:29
Hey how's Beavis n Butthead doin. Glad to see your havin a good time, pics look great Who,s the bird in the vest, Don,t tell Mum Lol. Take care chum Gazzzzaaa

Terri - 04th Oct 2013 12:32:43
Great pics Glenn xx