If you are ever in Chicago, a good place to visit is the Field Museum. It is great, and you might see your first dinosaur. The Art Institute museum is also a must see. The parks are also really, really great. Ok, I might have been infected just a little bit by the American propensity for the superlative.
And just in case you are wondering, I didn’t see Obama, but in a T-Shirts store, I met a manager who was grumpy about how much business they have had in the past few months. He said he had never seen anything like it before. Shirts with different messages about Mr Obama, the Democratic Party and the GOP were on sale. It was not difficult to figure out that Chicago was really very Democratic. And oh, there is now an Obama city tour, a bus ride that would take you around on a tour of the president-elect’s favourite Chicago spots. I wasn’t on that either.