Thursday, July 19, 2007

Weekend in Chicago

Charity, Kari, Mel, and I spent a girls weekend in Chicago, where we stumbled upon the filming of a Batman movie. Amidst visiting Millenial Park, eating Chicago-style pizza, walking through the city, stopping at Starbucks, shopping, more walking, and a trip to an outdoor market, this was by far the most exciting part of our weekend. Each evening, we'd walk home by way of Wacker Drive and stand on the bridges over the river to see what action we could see. One night we saw the bat mobile being filmed in a chase scene. Another night, we arrived at the bridges just after this Gotham SWAT truck had been driven through a cement wall into the river and then hauled back out by a crane. Even though we missed seeing it for ourselves, we got play-by-play details from other enthusiastic observers and met stunt man Mike on our walk home, who told us all about a stunt driver's role in filming a shot like that. Great memories with great friends!

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