Route 66 Day 2
Well, it was different.
Hilary had woken up on the morning of our flight with a bad toothache, so we figured the first thing we needed to do when we got to Chicago was fond an emergency dentist. We were too late arriving on Monday, so I spent this morning with Hilary (1) finding an emergency dentist who examined her (2) locating the specialist in root canal work he referred her to, one who could deal with wonky twisted roots (3) finding a pharmacist for painkillers and antibiotics. Which was at least an unusual start to visiting Chicago. All sorted out though. H was described by the specialist as "a real trooper" for her staying power during 90 minutes of dentistry. He also mentioned that all three roots of the tooth were infected, which I suppose makes it a trifecta.....
After that we went round Millennium Park, wandered round the lakefront, visited the Chicago Cultural Center, had a ride on the L, had Chicago deep pan pizzas and then went up the Willis Tower. That was enough for Hilary, who headed for bed. Ru and I attempted to locate Rosa's blues club from our map, failed, gave in and switched on data roaming on my mobile phone, paying a very worthwhile £20 to find that while we were heading in the right direction we had about two more miles to walk through a wrong-side-of-the-freeway area. Whereupon we gave up. We know where Buddy Guy's Legends is for tomorrow though.
We haven't found the beginning sign yet, but here was our first sight of Route 66 itself