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Old 07-10-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Relatives are coming into town for a few days, and wondering if you can help me with a few ideas to get them out of the house briefly if it is not unbearably hot or raining. On monday.

My parents both have limited mobility (cane, crutches). They enjoy the city and the arts a lot, but it is not the most accessible place. My aunt + uncle come from the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoy natural beauty. No one wants to shop or be in huge crowds or be someplace where they can't sit down whenever needed. I will have drive them there, and will need to be able to drop them off safely.

They have visited the Frank Lloyd Wright home/studio in Oak Park (where my parents live). That was perfect last time. They also visited Millenium Park, which was also ok.

Thanks for your experienced ideas.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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You could bring them to Hyde Park-- There are a few really nice small museums that would be easy for them to walk through (i.e. Smart Museum of Art, Oriental Institute, Renaissance Society), and they can also tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House there.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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Maybe they would enjoy a meal at Chinatown? My 85 year old mother-in-law was in a wheel chair and loved it. I dom't know enough about the botanical gardens accessibioity to make a fair statement. maybe a boat tour but I don't know the loading area.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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You guys are great.

Sbudsky, you must by psychic. My parents both went to grad school at U of C and love Hyde Park, and have never been in Robie House. And my Aunt loves/collects Asian art.

And my mother has always wanted to go on the architectural boat tour. If it doesn't rain, maybe we could do both.

Thanks so much.
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