USA Sep 2011 – Day 8
Today I was headed to Chicago and the weather in Philadelphia looks nasty with heavy torrential rain. This culminated in flight delays and a boring session at the airport with nothing to do.
The plan in Chicago was to attend a wedding, do some last minute shopping and chill out for a few days before flying back to London.
I eventually board the flight about 1.5 hours after it was scheduled so it wasn’t too bad. The flight itself was around an hour and a bit.
I am staying with my friend in Chicago and the first duties involved that afternoon was picking up sweets and cakes for the wedding. My task was to handle the macaroon tower and make sure it doesn’t fall while driving. Originally we had the plan to ride bikes to the cake store but luckily we didn’t as there would be no way to carry these things let alone a macaroon tower. Despite a few scares in the car due to some bad braking the tower made it back to my friends place all in tact.
For dinner tonight I requested to try out Deep Dish pizza which is a chicago speciality. We headed on over to Pequads where it got quite busy with a long queue despite being a two level restaurant. It must be a very popular establishment for deep dish pizza. My friend also brought her friend along from Church, she was the most beautiful and amazing girl in America (I’ve been conned into to writing this – haha). For dessert we went to this unique ice cream place called Cloud 9 where the ice was shaven from a huge block of flavored ice and then toppings of chocolate and nuts were added. I cannot say I’ve tried this before and the closest thing I’ve come to it is probably ice-kachang in Malaysia.