Just a short note on Willow Creek Community Church. We were unsure if to take this route at all but in the end we headed for Chicago and attended the 9 o’clock service. It was quite an experience. We have been in many chirches and denominations on our trip and yes, we payed tribute to the Catholic church also, the Mother Ship so to speak. The forms of the services may differ, the buildings even more, but the gospel is the same everywhere. That is a very encouraging experience.
Have you been to a Walmart in the middle of the night lately? I have and I enjoyed it a lot. So sqeaky clean, so empty and yet so full. Since I did not need anything I bought some ice cream just to have something to show at the cashier’s. The self serving stations were closed so I was the only one at the only check out. It was checkout number 13. I bet they chose the number on purpose because of the Chinese. Perhaps it is not even an American company anymore, who knows. Perhaps Trump sold it to the Chinese to pay off some debts. He is famous for his deals.
Right next to the muffins etc. from local bakeries, Walmart put this big sign. If you go further into the store you will find hardly anyhing that has been produced in The US. China, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, you name it, only products that ship too long into the stores comes from the States it seems. Walmart pulled a similar stunt in the late 80s, when they advertized “Buy American” in the stores and at the same time forced suppliers to shift their production out of the country to China in order to boost profit margins. They run a business, I understand that. I just wished they were more truthful to their customers.
It is our habit to repeat mistakes over and over again. In the evening we went to have pizza Chikago style, as we were told by Patty. It is a deep dish pizza, in German Pfannenpizza. We should have left it at that. Instead we just had to go into the city and live with the consequences. Die Suche nach einem Parkplatz war ätzend, dagegen war der Riverwalk in der Innenstadt schön selbst im Regen. Chikago ist eben eine große Stadt und damit nichts für uns drei, und das wussten wir auch schon vorher. Weiterlesen
Außerhalb von Chikago stehen einige Häuser, die zur Weltausstellung 1933 gebaut wurden. So stellte man sich damals die Zukunft vor. Zunächst nur die Bilder: