I stayed in Chicago an extra couple of days because of Hurricane Irene. When I would have been driving back would have put me in the middle of the storm. Baltimore apparently did not get hit that bad, but the power outages are wide throughout the city. You can always look at the positive, since this enabled me to explore and do more in Chicago.
First I went to Millennium Park and saw the famous bean, Pritzker Pavilion, and some other cool art pieces. There is an area with glass structures that have water coming out of them. Kids play in the water and people seem to really enjoy themselves in that space. After that I went to the Art Institute. I saw some very interesting and cool art. None of which I remember the name of! After walking around there for a little over an hour I headed to the Chicago Architecture Foundation to do a walking tour. We went to the Marshall Field building, a hotel, Millennium Park, and few other places. The tour guide was ok and not quite as good as I had expected. My relatives here in Chicago said the tours usually are very good. Supposedly the legend is if you have a Firefighter give you a tour that is the best person to get a walking tour from. They know building construction in and out. After the walking tour was over around 3:40 I went back to get lunch at a place called Al's Beef. It was a very Chicago place with hot dogs and sandwiches. I got a Buffalo Chicken sandwich that was good but a little gross. After my late lunch I went back to The Art Institute until it closed around at 5.
I am glad I got to explore Chicago more. It's a great city.