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Pauly's Chicago Trip

Pauly goes to Chicago for a work conference/family trip

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    The first sign as I got off the airplane that I was deep in Chi-town
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    Our hotel was in the heart downtown Chicago.. this was the view from our front stoop
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    As we got into the hotel.. we met a fan of the show (thanks to iHeart Radio) Ryan Hoppe
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    The Chicago River Water Taxi stopped right in front of our hotel
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    The famous Chicago Theater was also right next to our hotel
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    I was there attending a radio conference.. saw this and thought it has to be the funniest name for a radio station EVER
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    The ESPN radio studio was just down the road from where we stayed
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    And ABC-TV Chicago's studio
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    A beautiful view of a boat on The Chicago River at night (I can't wait to go back with my Ryann)
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    Had to go into Harry Caray's bar for at least one drink
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    Friday night.. I went to a bar called "The Squared Circle" which is a pro wrestling themed bar owned & operated by Lisa Maria AKA Victoria (former Diva)
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    Some of the memorabilia from inside "The Squared Circle"
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    More memorabillia..
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    Another beautiful view of The Chicago River at night
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    Harry Caray art all over the city
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    I wanted authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.. everyone recommended Lou Malnati's
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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    So Saturday.. after a few days in downtown Chicago.. I went to the suburb of New Lenox where my family lives (their last name is Pretzel btw)
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    On the way there I got to drive by where The White Sox play (U.S Cellular Field). Unfortunately I didn't see Wrigley :(
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    The view I had in downtown Chicago as I waited for my cousin Frank to pick me up
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    I went to all of my cousin's homes (which btw I had never been to before). Turns out my cousin Jack is a bit of a musician!!
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    And my cousin Steven collects comic books
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    My cousin's house also had what I'm calling "my kind of TP dispenser"
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    My cousin Frank's house (where I stayed)
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    And my cousin Frankie's AWESOME back patio grill/bar
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    Me and my cousin Jamie
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    Me and my cousin Frank
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    The whole family
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    Me and my cousin's kids Reagan & Emmerson
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    Me & Reagan
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    Turns out my cousin Frank is a radio guy!! He's a HAM radio operator
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    Here's his amateur radio license!!