Unfortunately, Chicago was only a day stop-over on our way to Boston as Jakk really wanted to see Farnsworth House.
It also meant we could stay at the Chicago Athletic Hotel - oh my gosh what a fabulous place! An old athletic's club opposite Millenium Park, very tastefully restored.
Most of our photos couldn't do this place justice, but here's one from Uncrate which gives you an idea of the feel of the place.
|Photo from Uncrate|
The inside is so tastefully decorated (very masculine) I don't think Jakk ever wanted to leave.
I have to say now, the best thing that happened in Boston is Jakk (finally) buying me a wedding ring after 4 years of marriage hehe.
It's the most gorgeous 1930's art deco piece, and I love it.
We also made a trip to Salem - a town I have wanted to visit since I was a small child.
|I do not recommend this Musuem, it was a very lame experience|
The Natural History Museum at Harvard. I really needed to have a chat with the exhibition manager, as they confused their Koala exhibit with a Drop Bear.
We were staying in Fenway (near Fenway Park) and one of our favourite places to visit were the Fenway Victory Gardens (right across the road).
The gardens were planted in 1942 to reduce the reliance on rations, and are the oldest surviving Victory Garden in the USA (theres over 500 individual plots).
We loved Seattle! And it didn't rain at all.
|Amazing train station|
I loved how green Seattle is, Sydney is very dry in comparison.
Being history buffs, we did the Undergound Seattle tour and loved it!
Here I am, trying to not to look spooky (apparently this is where the ghost is, can you see it?).
|The Fremont Troll|
Jakk stocked up on vintage baseball t-shirts at Ebbets Field...
And then it was time to start our massive 3 week road trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks...