Travelling to Chicago

OMG I can’t believe that the race was over 2 weeks ago.

Because our flight was leaving London really early morning, we decided to stay in a hotel by the airport.

We woke up nice and early on the 4th of october and were on our way to the Airport. the shuttle bus turned up on time and we were the only people on it.

Because we got to the airport at 5am, we managed to get through security in no time. Then the waiting begin, our flight was booked to leave at 8.25am. So it was a long wait.

Luckily the time passed quickly and we were sitting on the plane ready to go.

I was so excited to fly, this was my longest flight to date and I had no idea what to expect.

We were flying with American Airlines, and they were perfect. Seats comfortable, food / drinks tasty and free, good inflight entertainment.

I don’t think I slept on the plane at all.

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At Heathrow, ready to check in.

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English breakfast on the plane. Did taste good 🙂

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Somewhere across the Ocean.

When we got  to O’hare airport we had to go through customs, which was a bit of a lengthy process but got through 🙂 The only asked us one question, Why did we came to Chicago? As soon as I said to run the marathon , the gentleman wished me luck and we were on our way.

We had to make our way to Terminal 2, because that’s where the train station is, and also this was the place where we had to pick up our pre ordered 7 day Ventra travel Card. It wasn’t expensive at all, cost us 33 dollars/ person and it’s valid for 7 days, on all CTA trains and busses 🙂 Totally worth the price.

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Special edition Ventra travel card

Have to say that the whole public transportation is really easy in Chicago. We used Google transit to plan all our journeys, and everything was spot on. I really can’t fault the transportation there.  Really well sign posted everything, and all staff were really nice and helpful.

Ooh and it turns our if someone doesn’t buy their tickets in advance then the conductor charges them 5 dollar more! Sounds like a great idea.

In my next and probably much longer post I’ll write about the Expo and the international 5k run, which was on Saturday.

Love,

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