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02-19-2012, 06:24 PM #1
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Hi folks

So, looks like my first ever trip to the USA will be a whistle-stop for the ICRI course in Chicago for the week in May.

Any tips for a weary traveller? Best hotels? Sights in Illinois? Things to avoid?

I don't know about spending a gazillion hours on a plane to be stuck in one place for a week. But I am kinda excited.

And of course, I get to be educated by the industry's finest in a technical field of vital industry developments. That's good too.





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02-19-2012, 08:19 PM #2
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I still haven't looked into the class myself yet, but you know I'll take you out for dinner and some good ol' USA carousing. Big Grin

After I look at the class and location I *may* be able to recommend a hotel... Depends on where the class is being held. Chicago has a lot of hotels.....

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02-19-2012, 08:38 PM #3
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There's always online, but I have pretty bad luck when it comes to hotels online. It's never like the brochure!!

Yes, I presume Chicago has a few more hotels than Geelong. Smile
I've just noticed that the Indy 500 is on the week AFTER I LEAVE....Angry

Well that just sucks.... one more bucket list item on hold.

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02-19-2012, 08:45 PM #4
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Ha ha ha ha .... Indy 500? Just drive the Chicago Loop at about 2am... Better than the Indy 500! 4 lanes of traffic over and under bridges and around curves and swoops, speed limit is 55 and they are usually running around 90! Chicago traffic is crazy.... Big Grin

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02-19-2012, 09:30 PM #5
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(02-19-2012, 08:45 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  speed limit is 55 and they are usually running around 90! Chicago traffic is crazy.... Big Grin

Sounds like my kinda town....


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03-23-2012, 09:31 AM #6
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How did the ICRI event go? We just had one out here in Northern California and I tried to encourage PE's to go get trained.

03-23-2012, 02:15 PM #7
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(03-23-2012, 09:31 AM)eaadams Wrote:  How did the ICRI event go? We just had one out here in Northern California and I tried to encourage PE's to go get trained.

The one we are talking about is in May.

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03-25-2012, 03:46 PM #8
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Yes, the Chicago one- and if we can find out where it's being held that would be really handy too!

FYI JD I've booked a hotel downtown, banking on the eventual venue being accessible via public transport. But I can cancel if need be. I'll PM you.

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03-25-2012, 05:41 PM #9
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Still no word on where it will be held?

If it's off in the burbs somewhere you may be a $50 taxi ride away. I wish they'd book a spot already.

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03-25-2012, 10:38 PM #10
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Yea be careful. The last one in Nor Cal one was in a difficult area. In fact, it was at a local union hall.

... I'm non-union so I didn't feel comfortable going. Worried about my kneecaps / health and safety.








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