The Chicago Experience

The Chicago experience was truly a power packed 24 hours that we will never forget. We arrived at Chicago Midway airport early Sunday evening. After a group supper downtown Chicago, we went to the Signature Lounge, which was on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building. What an amazing view over Chicago and Lake Michigan. Marvin, our fearless leader, then lead us to “the end of the world as he knows it!” Which basically meant hanging out with the Chicago natives Sunday evening!

20130604-234612.jpg
Plane ride to Chicago with Patrick from Florida and Desi from Nevada

20130604-234741.jpg
Desi and I in the signature lounge on the top of the Hancock building
Monday morning we loaded the bus to tour the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the Chicago Board of Trade building.

20130604-234429.jpg
At the CME trading room!
The trip wouldn’t be complete without some sort of big stress event! Shortly after we left the hotel on our way downtown, the bus broke down. We were stuck on a busy street for about 70 minutes until another bus could come rescue us. What an event!

20130604-234957.jpg
James’ broken down bus!

It was great that the CME could accommodate us in their busy schedule when we were late!

20130604-235101.jpg

20130604-235128.jpg

I have always wanted to visit the CME and what an amazing experience it was. We were able to be above the trading floor and witness the room. There was so much energy and enthusiasm!

After the CME visit we traveled to OSI Industries in West Chicago. This company makes McDonalds hamburgers. Earlier in the week we visited the feedyard that finishes cattle in feed, then we toured a packing facility and it was prepping us to see further processing of the beef animal. This plant turns 170 million pounds of beef into burgers! That’s a lot of quarter pounders!

It was a very clean and efficiently ran facility.

We then had to rush to the airport. Our group of 61 checked in, went through security and got to the gate as our flight was boarding. It took 25 minutes in the busy Chicago airport! That’s gotta e a record!

Marvin’s expression was priceless when we made our flight!

And then we were off for our week in DC!

20130604-235403.jpg

20130604-235427.jpg

20130604-235504.jpg

20130604-235444.jpg

Advertisements

About Husker Cowgirl

I am a ranchers wife, regional sales manager for Turnkey Computer Systems feedyard accounting software and an avid Husker fan. I am passionate about agriculture and especially beef cattle. My husband and I do things on our ranch the old fashioned way - using horses. I also enjoy taking my horses to town and competing with them at local, state and national events on the weekends.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The Chicago Experience

  1. Seasonsgirl says:

    D.C. you will be close to my part of the country. About a hour or so from us in VA. I hope you have fun… it seems it has been a fun and educational trip so far 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s