Saturday, April 19, 2008

Travels through Chicago

Last week I was asked to help our Chicago rep with a service call in LaCrosse, WI. I got a ridiculously low fare ($103) for a round trip ticket to Chicago so I flew in there and we drove to LaCrosse. Here are a few pics:

Interesting rock formation. About the only thing of interest on the five hour drive (yawn...)

Concourse A at Midway Airport (named after the famous WWII naval battle in which the city of Chicago played a pivotal role). The SBD Dauntless is an actual plane recovered from Lake Michigan where it sank during carrier landing training exercises. The Great Lakes US Navy base is located here.

Through the window of the plane. The Sears Tower is in the foreground, with the John Handcock Tower a ways behind. Both buildings are very similar, black with two white antennas on top.

The city of the big shoulders, the second city...


Joe the Troll said...

"The city of the big shoulders, the second city..."


I'm guessing that the rock formation was in the neighborhood of the Wisconsin Dells. We used to go there every summer when I was a kid.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

The SBD Dauntless! Yay!


I like the aerial shots of the city.

shoprat said...

When I fly it always amazes me how far one can see, as well as what one can make out on the ground and what one can't. My last flight the clearest thing I saw was the Baseball Field (I forget its name) in Cincinnati.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I am back to view that photo of that classic divebomber. WOO!

O' Tim said...

Ah, my old stomping grounds, barely viewable on the land to the upper left.