We went to Chicago for a few days to see friends. It was nice. It was our first big city since D.C. over a month ago. It was jammed with traffic (so some of our plans evaporated to avoid it), but it was still good to see our friends (Joshua and Kirby) for a little while. We stayed in an enormous hotel which felt like an indoor city. It was built in 1971 and the architecture feels that way (sort of has that George Orwell / Aldous Huxley feel). We also went to Millennium Park in downtown. We had fun.