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National Lampoon's Federal Vacation... PART 1

National Lampoon’s Federal Vacation…..
You would think since my last two trips in two months were disaster’s in transit, I would have balked at a third trip two weeks later.  The first trip a la AMTRAK to Chicago found us speeding along the rails merrily at 5 MPH for half of the trip.  Lightening had hit one of the sensor’s that trigger the crossing gates to lower.  This meant that the conductor was unable to figure out which gates worked and which ones did not.   Since we didn’t want to hit the old lady crossing the street, we chugged the line VERY slow. Consequently we arrived about 3 hours late to Chicago.  

Don't get me wrong. We ha a wonderful time. We stayed at our favorite hotel, THE BLACKSTONE. This hotel rivals THE W! The decor is antiques mixed with modern and the view from our room was out of this world. We could see from the Art Institute to Shedd Aquarium. Of course we barely left the hotel except to jaunt to the Art Institute where I went alittle trigger happy.

On our r…