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Still recovering from yesterday! We did a whirlwind full-day tour of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica using Starline Tours Hop On-Hop Off pass. We liked the bus tour because it gave us flexibility of where we wanted to go without having to stick to a rigid schedule…and we didn’t have to deal with LA traffic. A win for us! From our hotel in Anaheim, we caught the Orange… Read More

I’ve ridden the Amtrak train between Bloomington/Normal, Illinois and Chicago’s Union Station plenty of times. I’ve always noticed this patriotic paint job each time I’ve passed by. Been meaning to take a picture–finally remembered today. It marks 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and is at the Canal Street Self-Storage.

Union Station in Chicago is one of the great transportation hubs in the U.S. The next time you’re there, escape the enclosed office-like waiting rooms of the Amtrak area and venture in the beautiful and old Great Hall.