Chicago is doing its Independence Day fireworks this year on Friday, July 3. Predictably, D.C. has opted for July 4. So, Gwen and I have decided to see both.
We'll be leaving tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon on Amtrak's Capitol Limited. Overnight accommodations in a Superliner Roomette, dinner and breakfast included, and we get into Chicago-Union at 9:45 a.m. That means we have the day to sightsee in the Windy City before attending the Taste of Chicago event at the Mid-America Club.
One night in Chicago and then we fly back via Detroit. The flight is with Delta, but it's a Northwest flight, so our Continental status got us upgraded to First Class.
When we get back to Reagan on Saturday around 4:30 p.m., we'll have time to go home, shower, change, and head over to see fireworks from the party my boss is having in Arlington.
And that still leaves us Sunday!