JSmitty wrote:I'd love to go to a Jazz club...wanted to go last year, but was chicken of the big city.
We are staying until Tuesday, so maybe in our plans this time.
Will everything (shopping and clubs) be open on the Monday (Columbus Day)?
Two years ago, I was in Chicago on Columbus Day, and everything was open - shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions. I don't believe it's a day off for everybody.
This trip happened was while I was still a beginner runner, and I was in awe of all of the people walking around with medals around their necks while wearing Marathon souvenir clothing. Now that I know more about running, I am even more in awe of what these people accomplished the day before. I still chuckle when I think of the guy who stood at the bottom of the 3 stairs leading up to "The Bean" (that weird tourist attraction) and said to his wife "Not today honey... I'll just look from here. Three stairs are far too many for me to climb today." I didn't really get it then, but now I do!
Someday, I will run the Chicago Marathon. I have friends in the area, so it would make a great destination race for me. Not this year though. I have a 1/2 marathon (maybe even the full!) on that same day here in Victoria.