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Working in Chicago - love this city!

Flew to Chicago to work for a week with Leigh & Carrie in the Merchandise Mart for Theo's Showroom. We work 10 hours a day from 8 - 6pm & its not always busy so can be slow days. We take orders from people that come from surrounding states for their gift shops. The store carries many gift lines from toys, ornaments, Christmas decorations & all kind of home decorations. By the end of the week I end up liking & wanting to get so many things myself!!!!

The people who employ us fly us up here & we stay in a nice hotel in the centre centre on the Chicago River. We overlook the river & bridges that are featured in so many movies. they provide breakfast food in our room, a packed lunch & then take us out to really nice restaurants for dinner every night. Pay is pretty low at $7 an hour but the whole experience is so much fun!

This is where I discovered the Cheesecake Factory & we also go to a really nice Italian restaurant called Magianos. I come home at the end of the week huge from all the yummy food. We walk everywhere - the mart to work & then the restaurants at night. One night after dinner we walked to Navy Pier & I loved watching swing dancers out on the pier They were so good!!

One time they had cow display all along Michigan Avenue which ended up touring the world. They were painted all different crazy colours & designs, many sponsored by wealthy people & celebrities.One time while waiting to be seated at the cheesecake Factory ( up to an hour) Leigh & I explored the nearby streets & found a beautiful old church

When I go in January it is of course totally different & freezing cold which has its own kind of fun!!!

City backdrop

City backdrop


Bridges over the Chicago River

Bridges over the Chicago River


Old church near Cheesecake Factory

Old church near Cheesecake Factory

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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