This week, many of us will travel to see family and friends in other places, or we’ll host others coming to see us. Travel is on many peoples’ minds, particularly in light of the O’Hare Airport strike planned for next Tuesday the 29th, as part of the Fight for $15 movement. I know we’re all on edge because of the worsening political climate, and we’ll be facing a lot of these challenges this week as we deal with all the personalities close to home.
But enough about that. I want to talk about the fun kind of travel!
Well, not that fun – I’m not talking about chucking it all and going to Majorca for a month, though that sounds appealing. I’m talking about exploring our very own environment. But I challenge you to think outside the box.
For example, did you know you can tour the bridgeworks here in Chicago, and even see the mechanical equipment at work when a drawbridge is raised? You can, at the McCormick Bridge House and Chicago River Museum! And then there’s Roadside America. The site is dedicated to ferreting out all the weird and unusual things around this country. Even if you’re not here in the States, try typing “unusual trips,” or “unusual tourist attractions” with your city or town into Google and I’ll bet you get more than you think you will.
What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever visited?
– E.E. Cummings
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