Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I enjoy Chicago. Michigan Avenue is great fun if you have the ability to overpay for everything. WaterTower Place is terrific shopping. Marshall Fields - ah! - I love it so. Personally, I find it insulting that they are changing the name since it has been acquired by Macy's. Chicago is a wonder, with the lake and the beach, the Sears Tower and the Hancock building, and all of the noise and bustle of the CBOT and the Merc.

But, Chicago is not my favorite. I wouldn't want to live there. It is filthy and smelly.

My favorite city has to be San Antonio. The history is just as rich as Chicago's, though in a different way. Where Chicago has Mrs. O'Leery's cow (and a few other things), San Antonio has the Alamo. The drivers in San Antonio are a million times more polite than those in Chicago. They actually will let you merge. They use blinkers. They are friendly. The shopping is just as excellent, without all of the pesky Michigan Avenue markups. The riverwalk is delightful and a great way to spend an afternoon. The food is amazing! You want steak? Done! You want Mexican? Done! Chicago's deep dish pie can't hold a candle to a good enchilada. The weather is astoundingly better than in Chicago.

Yeah, I could live there. If nothing else, I'd like to visit again soon.
posted by Phoenix | 8:36 AM


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Caltechgirl said...

i'll give you all of that, but the weather in the summer is atrocious in San Antonio. 95 degrees and 95% humidity at 7 freakin' am.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Phoenix said...

That's as may well be...but it doesn't sound all that different from Wisconsin! Even Chicago is miserable in the summer.

No. For summer weather I prefer to be in the southwest, where temps may be in the 90s and 100s, but the humidity is so very low.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger The Game said...

the traffic in chicago is the worst...a 30 minute ride will take 1:30 during rush hour...which lasts from 1pm to 9 pm


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