Re: (OT) chicago
On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 12:20:28AM -0600, Mark S. Reglewski wrote:
| On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, dman wrote:
| > The details aren't finished yet, but it looks like I'll be working in
| > Chicago (Elgin, actually) next quarter. Is anyone here in the Chicago
| > area?
| I live about three miles from the Loop. Dman, you may be a fine
| Unix/Linux hacker, but you need to develop your map-reading skills.
| Elgin is about forty miles NW of the Loop, and few Chicagoans or
| Elginians would consider it a suburb of Chicago at that distance.
| It's at the edge of my road map, next to the legend "Here There Be
:-) I looked it up on maps.yahoo.com. I had no idea where Elgin was,
and I saw Chicago near it. The zoom can have an effect on perspective
as well, and I didn't look at the scale.
I was in Boy Scouts when I was younger -- I can read a map when I need
to :-). Ok, taking a closer look, yahoo says it is 41 miles and will
take 51 minutes with most of the route on I-90 and I-94. At a zoom
level of 6, Elgin is just a hair away from the end of the yellow blob
that I presume is supposed to be the city. Hmm, no key on this map.
Maybe the bright yellow means something else?
Thanks for the tip though.
| If you don't have a car out here, you won't actually be *in* Chicago
| very much, though it's an easy drive on I-90 if you do.
I plan on having a car, but I don't know if I'll be driving around
| I hope you make it out here. Street food is cheap and edible. More
| pizzerias than people. Do they have "Italian beef" sandwiches where
| you come from? If not, you'll have to try them, they're delicious.
I'm not familiar with that name of sandwich. (I'm from Rochester, NY)
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