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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:16 PM

Is Chicago good for your mental health ?



Seriously, I am here looking at tall buildings etc

Escaped Irma + took vacation

Be well everyone 😀

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Reply Is Chicago good for your mental health ? (Original post)
steve2470 Sep 2017 OP
Throck Sep 2017 #1
lunasun Sep 2017 #2
steve2470 Sep 2017 #8
lunasun Sep 2017 #13
steve2470 Sep 2017 #14
steve2470 Sep 2017 #15
irisblue Sep 2017 #3
whathehell Sep 2017 #4
mopinko Sep 2017 #5
steve2470 Sep 2017 #7
steve2470 Sep 2017 #9
No Vested Interest Sep 2017 #6
steve2470 Sep 2017 #10
No Vested Interest Sep 2017 #11
steve2470 Sep 2017 #12

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:19 PM

1. Not a city center person here.

Hate when they stack people vertically.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:40 PM

2. What do you think it is doing to your mental health?

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Response to lunasun (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:51 PM

8. So far so good! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:24 PM

13. Remember we are officially a Trump Free Zone now !

For reals get out enjoy our wonderful art institute or museum campus by the lake front . Any kind of music you like there is always some great stuff going on in clubs. Take in a lecture at the cultural center for free . The second floor of the Chicago history museum has a great exhibit on how workers rights were fought for hereand Pullman co history and strikes
May Day started with German workers here etc. or stop by the IWW headqtrs on the northwest side to check out what's going on with workers right now and find out why it is still big day here
http://abc7chicago.com/news/may-day-in-chicago-thousands-march-for-immigrant-rights/1939699/ Or visit the university of Chicago area or Jackson park where the Obama museum will be or all the gangster hangouts when mobs ruled the town. If you love the tall buildings take a tour with the Chicago Architectual Foundation very informative always Pick up a Reader paper free in boxes or even red eye on the street for night life and cinema happenings along with opinion pieces or just get on the brown line el and ride though the big buildings around the loop or ride the halstead or western bus from one end to another( very long routes) to see all that is different neighborhoods one day if you like sociology experiments .Cubs are in town now -just walk around the wrigley field area when a game is on this week even if you don't go inside Addison el stop some crazy sports bars up and down then keep walking to boys town you will see the big rainbow arches on the street to greet you in the area full of gay pride. So many different ethnic areas with great vibes to take in
Did you miss the sponge bob scream fest today?
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170911/downtown/goku-screaming-at-bean-heres-some-wacky-events-planned-around-chicago
At the water tower is a very nice tourism center with info
If you are able lots of free tours by foot . You already missed two today !
http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/chicago-tours/walking-tours/chicago-riverwalk-and-history-tour/
Stop in at Eataly and eat something !
Please do not be like a DUer who once posted he was going to be delayed over in Chicago @ OHare for a few days but decided it was best he stay at an airport hotel and not go into the city because he was too afraid

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Response to lunasun (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:07 AM

14. .....



Will post more later

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Response to lunasun (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:06 PM

15. yea compared to that DUer, I was quite reckless for my personal safety!



I admit, when I walked through Times Square in Manhattan many years ago, I WAS afraid. However, Times Square was not exactly family-friendly in 1984 from what I remember. I emerged unscathed.

Moral of the story: If you stay in well-lit, well-travelled and *tourist-friendly* areas, you're going to be OK.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:41 PM

3. there will be lots of places for good music & food.

Chicago can be a very fun vacation.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:41 PM

4. I don't know, but mine improved when I moved

there from the East Coast.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 05:14 PM

5. it is if you hook up w some of the many du'ers in chi.

how long are you here?

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:50 PM

7. Till 09-17 unless I get bored lol

Staying downtown

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:54 PM

9. I was a tad disappointed here

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 05:22 PM

6. It's a toddling town!

Seriously - It all depends on who you're with, where you go, what you see, and --the weather.
In other words - like anyplace else.

Enjoy your vacation!

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 07:56 PM

10. Thanks! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 09:03 PM

11. Are you doing any sightseeing? Chicago Art Institute? Museum of Science and Industry?

You might like to try a Polish restaurant, for a change of pace.
Starapolski is good, though not in the downtown area.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 09:09 PM

12. Some

Most focused on chatting with locals

Thanks! 😀

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