Cavorts in Chicago
There's still so much to say...
|| The Chicago Children's Museum
happily dedicates themselves "to the curiosity and creativity of children
ages one to twelve" with three floors of kiddy exhibits and fun hands-on
experiments. Situated at Navy Pier on the lakefront.
| Introduce your children
to the wonderful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with a
visit to his home and study. For info on special tours arranged for
kids by kids, call 708-848 1978.
|| Youngsters will will appreciate
the Puppet Parlor situated at 1922 West Montrose Avenue. Performances
are held each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM.
| If you happen to
be travelling with a "little one" and need a baby sitter, American
Childcare Services have been around since 1974 and are licensed,
bonded and insured. Call: 312. 644.7300
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| For tastes to truly please
a teenage palate, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood,
Rainforest Cafe and Ed Debevic's are the restaurants
of choice .The word on the street is that the featured food, decor,
entertainment and shopping are "very, very cool."
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Stop and Shop
The Jazz Record Mart bills themselves as the "world's largest
jazz and blues shop." This sprawling space is chock-full of new and
second-hand selections, the salespeople are extremely knowledgeable
and Journeywomen can pick from over a whopping 15,000 selections .
Perfect gift idea. (444 North Wabash Avenue) Tel: 312.222.1467
Stop and Nibble
As you make your way along Michigan
Avenue, you're bound to see a line-up outside Garrett Popcorn Shop
at No. 670. The Caramel Crisp corn sold here is rated "the best in
the world." Join the cue for an instant snack bag or purchase a pack
to bring back home. This designer popcorn even has its own website
Famous Females With
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
- Ann Margaret
- Mahalia Jackson
- Oprah Winfrey
- Nancy Reagan
- Ann Landers and her sister
Numbers to Know
- Chicago Office of Tourism
- Medical Referral Service
- 24-hour pharmacy @ 1-800-925-4733
- Chicago Dental Society @
- Cultural Events Hotline
- Weather Info @ 976-1212
Resource Reading to Remember
- Discover Illinois: http://www.enjoyillinois.com
- Lonely Planet Chicago Guidebook
- Chicago Tribune newspaper
(Friday edition for extensive "what's on" listings)
- Chicago on Foot -Walking
Tours of Chicago's Architecture
- Chicago Seen Datebook --
a free monthly guide to singles events. (JW found our copy at
- Kids Explore Chicago (...if
your Journeychildren come along)
- Today's Chicago Woman (...yet
another complimentary magazinewith lots of upscale women-centered
Women's Words Chicago.....
Chicago's downtown seems to constitute, all in all, the best-looking
twentieth-century city, the city where contemporary technique has
best been matched by artistry, intelligence, and comparitively moderated
greed. No doubt about it, if style were the one gauge, Chicago would
be among the greatest of all the cities of the world.
Jan Morris, "Boss No More, Locations 1992)
Ed. note: My sincere appreciation
to Sharon Wingler, author of Travel Alone and Love It -- A Flight Attendant's
Guide to Solo Travel (Chicago Spectrum Press) for helping me to see Chicago
from a woman's point of view. Sharon, a member of the Journeywoman Network,
is an experienced international solo traveller who has lived and worked
in Chicago for many years. She introduced me to her favorite haunts and
drove me around for many hours so that I could see so much in so little
time. Thank you, Sharon!
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