We packed up the car, set the GPS, and hit the road for Chicago. We skipped breakfast in Peoria, but stopped at Krispy Kreme in Bloomington. It turns out that was Reese’s first time there, and he loved it. The rest of the drive was uneventful, and we got in to the hotel without any further issues.
After unpacking the car, we walked over to the Elephant and Castle for lunch. Imagine my surprise when I found out that they had poutine on the menu. Of course I ordered some, and it was pretty good! While we were eating, the hotel texted me that our room was ready, so once we were finished with lunch, we headed back to get settled in.
We took a walk across the river and went over to the original location of the Billy Goat Tavern for some cheeseburgers and chips (no fries!). The place is a dive, the food’s ok, the beer is decent, but it’s full of history and was well worth the walk over and was a good way to cap off our first night in the city.