July 17, 2011

Thursday July 21, 2011 #NipClub invades Chicago!! Week 1 of a Midwest US tour!!

The spectacular city of skyscrapers and culture on the edge of a Great Lake

Chicago!! The 2nd City (originally 2nd only to New York in size-now 3rd after New York & Los Angeles), home of @RosieAndCheeto and @BigBoyBosco and so many others! A huge, beautiful, historic city.

Beautiful Lincoln Memorial Drive along Lake Michigan

The worlds most beautiful skyline: The building on the left with  2 antennas is
America's tallest building. The building to the right with a diamond shaped
lights is the famous Smurfitt Stone Bldg, featured in the movie
"Adventures in Babysitting"
Our bus is the lap of luxury

Chicago is the first stop on our #NipClub bus trip through the MidWest of the United States!!!

Board our #NipClub bus early and @TinyPearlCat will drive us in luxury to the Windy City to pawty like only we can!!!

Guided Tours:

5:00pm EDT  @CatRulers will lead you on shopping tour including Watertower Place!! 

7:00pm EDT  @RosieAndCheeto will show you the best of Chicago!

8:00 EDT  @BigBoyBosco will lead you on tours through the home fields for the Chicago Cubs, The Chicago WhiteSox and The Chicago Bears!!

9:00pm EDT  @JoannTheRedhead will lead us on a tour of beautiful Navy Pier for shopping, sightseeing and fun!


Chicagoland Pals: Niqqi, JoannTheRedhead, FairHope71, CatRulers, JeremyForPrez, BigBoyBosco, 
RosieAndCheeto, Condo_Kitty,

Cheeto (@RosieAndCheeto





TOURIST opportunities:
World famous Shedd Aquarium, a wonderful fun experience. NO IT's NOT
A BUFFET!!! Somebody keep their eye on @RosieAndCheeto!

Millenium Park! Top Center the specially designed ampitheatre with the specially
designed sound reflecting wings, Left center the "Cloud Gate: sculpture also known
as the "Bean" Bottom center the huge glass brick screens that capture pictures
of visitors faces and put them on display. 

A better view of the "Bean" or Cloud Gate sculpture. It's HUGE!!

Navy Pier Shopping Mall-Expo Center juts out into the water of Lake Michigan
You can board the "Spirit of Chicago" yacht (foreground) for a
great dinner-sightseeing cruise!

Be sure to ride the huge Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. It's half as high as a skyscraper!!

The Sears Tower was officially renamed "The Willis Tower" last
year, but to lovers of Chicago, it remains the Sears Tower!
Sears Tower was the world’s tallest building for 25 years
Beaten in 1998 by the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
In 2004 Taipei 101 became the tallest building
The Sears Tower is however still tallest to the tips of the antennas: 1,725 ft

Sears Tower architect : Bruce Graham of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - SOM

Sears Tower - The Building
Sears Tower is strategically located on Wacker Drive in the heart of the West Loop, Chicago’s premier submarket and home to its largest corporations and commuter rail stations. Completed in early 1973, Sears Tower is an attractive and contemporary 110-story trophy office tower consisting of steel columns and beams in a “mega-module” system. The building contains approximately 3.8 million rentable square feet (“RSF”) including approximately 159,000 RSF of retail space. The Property also features a 160-car executive parking garage accessible from Franklin Street. Other amenities include a world-class broadcast platform, tallest skydeck, full-service conference center, fitness facility, and exceptional technology features.

Sears Tower, completed May 3, 1973, rises to a height of 1,450 feet and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Chicago skyline and in the world. Sears Tower held the record for the world’s tallest building for 25 years until the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia were built in 1998. Then in the Fall of 2004 Taipei 101 took all but one title -- tallest to the tips of the antennas, which Sears Tower still owns. Including the Sears Tower antennas, the total height of Sears Tower increases to 1,725 feet. Designed by the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Sears, Roebuck & Company, the world’s largest retailer at the time, the 3.8 million RSF building is the preeminent office address in Chicago and one of the premier properties in the world.

The Property provides an exceptional unparallel West Loop location, unparalleled views from all of the property’s highly efficient floors and an unmatched prestige.

Sears Tower Antenna Facts
East Antenna 253' tall
West Antenna 283' tall
12' diameter at base.

On top of each antenna there is a TLD (Tuned Liquid Dampener). Its purpose is to counteract the sway of the antenna from the wind.

The airplane warning lamps blink 40 times per minute. The night intensity level drops to one quarter of the daytime level at dusk.

Antenna Lighting:

March - St. Patrick's Day :Green

May - Mother's Day : Pink

July - 4th of July : Red and Blue

October - Halloween : Orange

December - Holidays : Red & Green
The Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) features a glass floored-glass walled balcony on the 103rd floor
where you can literally stand 1000 feet in the air over the streets of Chicago & look down! YIKES!
Famous Arturo's Tacos

Chicago Barbeque Ribs!!

Browns Chicken and Pasta Meal, a Chicago tradition!

Chicago Rueben from one of the great Chicago Delis

Portillo's Italian Beef!! Served plain, or with peppers, and you choice of
"moisture" regular, drizzled with au jus or actually DIPPED in gravy!

Maxwell Street Polish Sausage with fried onions, sport peppers and mustard

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!! Unlike any other in the world!

Nip-Spaghetti from Barnelli's Pasta Bowl

World Famous Chicago Dog: Beef Frank, Poppy Seed Bun, Mustard, Neon Green Relish, Onion, Tomato,
Pickles, Sport Peppers, sprinkled with Celery Salt!!

Chicago's Honker Ale, comes in a huge variety of flavors

It has been Hot! So how about a refreshing float with ice cream and Green river soda, made right here in Chicago.

Installed on the bus... Slushie machine. Bacon, Banana, and Nip flavors

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Mariodacat said...

Woohoo - I'm ready - who even needs luggage - Let's go NOW!

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Awesome! Bring on the anipals to the Windy city!!!

kokotheturtle said...

Windy city..i will have to hold on to my shell !!!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Can't wait. Ahhhh, the wind in my furs. It'll be pawsome.

Cathy Keisha said...

Don't forget, our President lived in Chicago too. Maybe he'll stop into Nipclub! It's also home to historic Rigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubbies.

Anonymous said...

weeeeeeeeeeeeee cant wait!

TinyPearlCat said...

I always wondered where that big chrome thing is. Great lookin pizza

Anonymous said...

Whoa! As a resident Chicagoan, I don't think I could have done any better!

Welcome, nipanipals!


Honeybell said...

Oh man, I'm starving and the menu looks fantastic! Don't think I'll be standing on that clear 103rd floor balcony!
NipClub always rocks!

Prudence said...

Can't wait, looks like a great road trip!

Father Tom said...

Man, oh, man, guys! Do you do it right!! Love the limo, the Bean (is that where it is?) the aquarium for a little fin-tasy, and the food--outrageously good, let me scoop up that reuben! Wow! And wash it down with the nipclub's special!

Chicago is the place!


PeeEss-Can someone get me a Blackhawk clawtograph? Hehehe