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Offline bocker3

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Chicago activities
« on: July 19, 2013, 07:47:05 PM »
Anyone considering buying a CityPass for Chicago?  It not only saves money, if you want to go to the covered sites, it saves time -- as in using a VIP line instead of general admission.

http://www.citypass.com/chicago


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Offline wolfter

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 08:53:50 PM »
I'm definitely buying one and I posted another link also.  It'll cover the trams and buses which we'll need if going to the respectable fun spots. 
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 08:59:27 PM »
The CityPass does all that!?
Sign me up!
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 09:03:18 PM »
Goodness, don't any of you read my posts?  LOL  it covers the tram and city buses.  You need both to navigate the city.  I'm wasting a fortune just on ink alone printing off everything.  Doesn't matter, I'll still mess up at first.
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 10:14:09 PM »
When I was there in May, we took an architectural tour on the Chicago River...a lot of companies do them.  You spend an hour on a boat and have a guided presentation about the diverse architecture in downtown Chicago.  It was one of the best tours I remember ever taking.

Highly recommended!

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »
When I was there in May, we took an architectural tour on the Chicago River...a lot of companies do them.  You spend an hour on a boat and have a guided presentation about the diverse architecture in downtown Chicago.  It was one of the best tours I remember ever taking.

Highly recommended!

Gary
That sounds interesting. A great way to get to know the city. :)
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2013, 05:21:53 PM »
already  got a  city  Pass  and  the  tour  sounds  like a  great  way to see a  different  view of the  city

Dont  worry  Greg  I am looking forward to  your  research..bars/clubs/ baths  etc....

Nick
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 05:37:59 PM »


Dont  worry  Greg  I am looking forward to  your  research..bars/clubs/ baths  etc....

Nick

Me too! Um, well... I think I will be using the bath in my hotel room. LOL! ;D
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Offline Habersham

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2013, 10:35:15 PM »
Steamworks
3246 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL. 60657
(773) 929-608


http://www.steamworksbaths.com/chicago/

Just north of boytown
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 08:33:58 AM »
already  got a  city  Pass  and  the  tour  sounds  like a  great  way to see a  different  view of the  city

Dont  worry  Greg  I am looking forward to  your  research..bars/clubs/ baths  etc....

Nick

Goodness gracious, I've never been to a bathhouse and am not about to start now at my age.  I'm a bit prudish in that way.  Remember, I couldn't even enter the downstairs "show" while in Seattle?

we'll be staying about 4 miles from all the great night life areas that are easily accessible from the hotel.  And yes, I have a map for that.   ;D  Also to the Ohio Beach, restaurants and such.  My goal is not get lost once.
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 11:15:35 AM »
  My goal is not get lost once.

LOL! Do we need to install one of those under the skin tracking chips? ;D
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Offline Jody

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2013, 10:54:02 PM »
When I was there in May, we took an architectural tour on the Chicago River...a lot of companies do them.  You spend an hour on a boat and have a guided presentation about the diverse architecture in downtown Chicago.  It was one of the best tours I remember ever taking.

Highly recommended!

Gary

Yes Gary, the Chicago River taxi tour is great fun.  As you know the river snakes through the city and you see many great sights.  When I was there we got down from the Sears tower (since renamed) and walked right over to the river for the taxi to the Navy Pier.  From there you get the harbor boats to the museums.  On a hot day we were there the spray from the harbor taxis on your face felt great.  Fun town, I know you will all have a great time there.  I'll miss going this year but there is always next year!

Jody :)
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2013, 11:42:06 PM »
The city pass sounds like a plan to me.

Oh, does the Steamworks have a geriatric night?  ::)  That might be more appropriate in my case.

HUGS,

Mark


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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2013, 09:38:43 PM »
North Halsted Market Days

I'm not sure if it has been already mentioned or not, but North Halsted Market Days are on August 10-11. Market Days is second only to Pride as far as Chicago LGBT festivals goes. Boystown will be rocking. It is one of high holidays of the Chicago Gay Calendar. Come on up and enjoy.

http://www.northalsted.com/pages/home/1.php

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2013, 09:45:42 PM »
North Halsted Market Days

I'm not sure if it has been already mentioned or not, but North Halsted Market Days are on August 10-11. Market Days is second only to Pride as far as Chicago LGBT festivals goes. Boystown will be rocking. It is one of high holidays of the Chicago Gay Calendar. Come on up and enjoy.

http://www.northalsted.com/pages/home/1.php
now you're talkin'! :)
hope you can join us for the meet and greet (time and place as yet unknown). As others have said, it's all about the people.
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 05:05:36 PM »
I just checked the weather forecast for Chicago and it looks about as perfect as we could ask for! Highs in the mid 70's, mostly sunny, with very little chance of rain the entire time. :)
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2013, 07:58:41 PM »
Haber:

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »
You guys are going to have a blast!  ;D I've been having non-participant's remorse for a couple of weeks... :'(

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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2013, 09:13:12 PM »
You guys are going to have a blast!  ;D I've been having non-participant's remorse for a couple of weeks... :'(
It's not too late. :)
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2013, 08:32:15 AM »
I just checked the weather forecast for Chicago and it looks about as perfect as we could ask for! Highs in the mid 70's, mostly sunny, with very little chance of rain the entire time. :)

We've been having weird weather patterns in this region and I'm torn about how to pack.  I might have to re-evaluate the checked luggage thingy.  I was planning on doing the whole "butch" thing and only traveling with carry-on.

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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2013, 08:49:40 AM »
We've been having weird weather patterns in this region and I'm torn about how to pack.  I might have to re-evaluate the checked luggage thingy.  I was planning on doing the whole "butch" thing and only traveling with carry-on.
Um, "butch" and filling your carry-on with 6 pairs of assorted spike heeled pumps doesn't compute. ;D
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2013, 09:08:10 AM »
Um, "butch" and filling your carry-on with 6 pairs of assorted spike heeled pumps doesn't compute. ;D

Could you seriously see clumsy ass Wolfie in heels?  A thought occurred to me last night; when I went to Seattle, I returned with a plantar wart.  I never had one in my life and I even took shower shoes and assumed I got it at the hotel.  Then I got to remembering; I wore loafers and was required to be barefoot through screening at the airport.  That is quite gross to think of all the 1000's of germ/fungus ridden footsies before you.
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2013, 07:52:52 AM »
Lee ( oksikoko) posted this in another thread.  I thought it would get more viewings here, so I copied and pasted his post.


Event tonight ( Saturday August 10th from TPAN:



Are you people all in Chicago? I just got a notice about a TPAN mixer there tonight. I know nothing about it, but here's the info if you're looking for something poz-friendly to do:

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Join Mr Friendly and TPAN at Jackhammer this Saturday night for a stigma-free mixer and dance party featuring nationally-known DJ CAL'VIN of Atlanta. A portion of the bar proceeds will benefit Mr Friendly and TPAN.

The first 25 attendees get a free Mr Friendly t-shirt! There will also be a raffle with great prizes from 6410 Leather, restaurants, and other local merchants.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Where: Jackhammer Bar, 6406 N. Clark St., Chicago

About TPAN

TPAN is the oldest peer-led HIV/AIDS social service organization in Chicago. TPAN’s mission is to empower everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN delivers innovative peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and disseminates accurate, comprehensive information through direct service programming and its national treatment journal Positively Aware. TPAN will continue to do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2013, 08:40:51 AM »
Thanks guys!

We're all here. (well, except Gary for most of today)
I'll pass this info along. :)

Having a great time! Wish you all were here. Great city!!
The best part of the trip? Meeting and getting to know each and every one of these guys. :)

 
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Re: Chicago activities
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2013, 09:05:13 AM »
Lee ( oksikoko) posted this in another thread.  I thought it would get more viewings here, so I copied and pasted his post.


Event tonight ( Saturday August 10th from TPAN:



Are you people all in Chicago? I just got a notice about a TPAN mixer there tonight. I know nothing about it, but here's the info if you're looking for something poz-friendly to do:

-
Join Mr Friendly and TPAN at Jackhammer this Saturday night for a stigma-free mixer and dance party featuring nationally-known DJ CAL'VIN of Atlanta. A portion of the bar proceeds will benefit Mr Friendly and TPAN.

The first 25 attendees get a free Mr Friendly t-shirt! There will also be a raffle with great prizes from 6410 Leather, restaurants, and other local merchants.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Where: Jackhammer Bar, 6406 N. Clark St., Chicago

About TPAN

TPAN is the oldest peer-led HIV/AIDS social service organization in Chicago. TPAN’s mission is to empower everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN delivers innovative peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and disseminates accurate, comprehensive information through direct service programming and its national treatment journal Positively Aware. TPAN will continue to do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.

    THANK YOU !   
 I have passed this on , sounds like a good time   :)

                                                                             Weasel   , having a great time in fab weather , fun group !
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