In this update: Spirit of America in Chicago; Dick Butkus, Bobbly Hull, and cheeseborger, cheeseborger, cheeseborger…chips no fries.

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 A great day in Chicago at Microsoft Ignite with Ed Shadle, Les Holm, Von Armstrong, Brandyn Bayes, Lars Pedersen, Steve Wallace and Keith Zanghi.

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             Apollo 8 Command Module               Scott Carpenter’s Friendship 7

 

 Today provided the team a little time for R&R.  So we headed over to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.  The first checklist on the tour was a visit to see Craig Breedlove’s Spirit of America.  The world’s first jet powered landspeed car.  In 1965 this car ran 526.28 mph and immediately went into the record books.  The museum is full of exhibits ranging from trains to spacecraft.

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                                                        Dick Butkus and Les Holm
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                           Stan Sianis owner of the world famous Billy Goat Tavern

A few hundred feet down the street from the team’s hotel is the world famous Billy Goat Tavern.  Saturday Night Live put the establishment on the map with their parody of “cheeseborger, cheeseborger, cheeseborger, chips no fries”  The team got to meet Chicago Bears star, Dick Butkus, and Chicago Blackhawks  Bobby Hull.  Stan Sianis, owner, stopped by to say hello.  A great place with an amazing history.

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