Back from Chicago

I was on-site in Bolingbrook, IL, a suburb of Chicago all of last week.  I stayed at the La Quinta this time.  On the upside, the wireless internet actually worked, whereas my last hotel had no working internet.  On the downside the entrance looked like this:



When I arrived at 11 PM, garbage bags had been tossed out this door and burst open, drawing the attention of a family of skunks.  Luckily I was able to scare them off with shouting and make it into the hotel.

I had one of the nicest rooms in the hotel, nice big Jacuzzi tub, all that.  This was my view:




Please note: that’s a chain link fence backed with an electrified fence.  With trash at the base.  Pretty scenic huh?

Also, there are no non-chain restaurants in Bolingbrook.  Lots of fast food places, and nothing else.  

I worked there all week, and then flew home.  Or tried to.  We boarded our plane, sat on it for 2-2.5 hours.  Got off, went to another plane.  Waited in the empty airport for 30-45 minutes.  Learned the new plane was smaller than the old one.  Watched a number of people get told they weren’t flying anywhere, and they couldn’t get their baggage.  Got on the plane.  Flew to Boston.  Got back to the house around 3:45 AM.  Good times.

I’m home now, and so happy to be here.  I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving.  We’re hosting this year, and I can’t wait.






4 responses to “Back from Chicago”

  1. Telgator Avatar

    Ohmigod…your description was pretty horrible, but the pictures may be even more graphically disturbing than the description. I just wish you could have gotten a picture of the skunks!

  2. Devon Avatar

    Yeah. Unfortunately it was dark and I was tired, so I didn’t think to try to snap a picture. Next time though:)

  3. Emma Avatar

    Least aesthetically pleasing hotel ever! I love how they couldn’t even tape up the “temp main entrance” sign & they just propped it up with a piece of wood… Nice.

  4. Russell Avatar

    not to mention they couldn’t even find the energy to spell out temproary

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